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Table 1 Comparison of demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with versus without steatosis on hepatic ultrasound. Legend: ALT- alanine aminotransferase; AFP- alpha fetoprotein; BMI- body mass index.

From: The accuracy of the report of hepatic steatosis on ultrasonography in patients infected with hepatitis C in a clinical setting: A retrospective observational study

Parameter Steatosis No Steatosis p value
Gender (% male) 31/49 (63%) 77/115 (67%) 0.68
Genotype (3 vs. others) 4/46 (9%) 5/110 (5%) 0.31
Diabetes (% with DM) 12/49 (24%) 7/115 (6%) 0.001
Age 47.9 ± 10.3 46.3 ± 10.3 0.38
ALT (IU/L) 129.5 ± 89.0 94.3 ± 87.0 0.01
AFP (ng/ml) 13.1 ± 25.5 8.0 ± 12.3 0.03
BMI (kg/m2) 28.6 ± 5.1 27.4 ± 4.8 0.17
Stage (% stage 3–4) 15/48 (31%) 16/110 (15%) 0.02
Grade (% stage 3–4)* 19/48 (40%) 17/103 (17%) 0.002
  1. *Seven histology reports scored only stage, and did not report a histologic grade.