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Table 2 Univariate analysis of predictive factors of EV in 146 patients

From: Predictors of esophageal varices in patients with HBV-related cirrhosis: a retrospective study

Variable Absence of varices N = 37 Presence of varices N = 109 P
Age (yr) 54.8 ± 13.6 52.5 ± 11.7 0.327
Male (%) 75.7 65.1 0.236
Child-Pugh score 8(6–9) 8(7–9) 0.789
Child-Pugh class    0.487
   A 12(33%) 25(23%)  
   B 16(43%) 57(52%)  
   C 9(24%) 27(25%)  
Total Bilirubin (μmol/L) 41.4 ± 40.7 46.9 ± 60.0 0.607
Conjugated bilirubin(μmol/L) 18.2 ± 21.0 20.6 ± 34.9 0.988
Total protein (g/L) 64.1 ± 5.3 63.2 ± 7.2 0.467
Albumin (g/L) 31.3 ± 6.2 31.9 ± 6.3 0.596
ALT (U/L) 75.6 ± 95.8 57.0 ± 51.8 0.139
AST (U/L) 91.5 ± 99.1 76.7 ± 58.3 0.273
ALT/AST ratio 0.79 ± 0. 33 0. 77 ± 0. 27 0.719
Alkaline phosphatase (U/L) 109.4 ± 41.0 108.9 ± 70.9 0.969
γ- GT (U/L) 115.6 ± 139.1 82.3 ± 94.6 0.106
Prothrombin time(s) 18.7 ± 5.5 18.3 ± 4.1 0.691
Prothrombin activity (%) 60.4 ± 17.9 60.7 ± 15.2 0.925
Platelets (109/L) 79.6 ± 51.1 55.3 ± 30.1 < 0.001
Ascites (%) 48.6 64.2 0.094
Platelets/Spleen width 1.89 ± 1.39 1.15 ± 0.82 < 0.001
Spleen width (mm) 44.8 ± 7.6 52.5 ± 10.1 < 0.001
Portal vein diameter (mm) 11.6 ± 1.3 12.9 ± 1.9 < 0.001
  1. Data are shown either as percentage or median ± SD except for Child-Pugh score (expressed as median and interquartile range).