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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of hcc cases and non-hcc controls

From: Utility of serum des-gamma-carboxyprothrombin in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma among Nigerians, a case–control study

  Median (Inter-quartile range) or N (%) *p-value
Variables HCC (n = 62) Non-HCC (n = 57)  
Age (years) 49.5(35–55) 36(32–51) p = 0.05
Gender M:F 48:14 38:19 p = 0.19
AST (u/L) 89(68–112) 12(7–23) p < 0.001
ALT (u/L) 36(22–54) 8(5–16) p < 0.001
Total Bilirubin (μmol/l) 60.3(28–144) 18(11.1-29) p < 0.001
Albumin (g/l) 30(26–35) 36(34–39) p < 0.001
INR 1.19(1–1.4) 1.1(1–1.2) p = 0.22
Positive for HBsAg 41(66.1 %) 42(73.7 %) p = 0.52
Positive for Anti-HCV 0 %) 1(1.8 %) p = 0.30
  1. *P value <0.05 is deemed significant
  2. AST aspartate transaminase, HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen, ALT alanine transaminase, Anti-HCV Hepatitis C antibody