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Table 1 Patient characteristics (comparison of group non-EV without esophageal varices and group EV with esophageal varices found by upper endoscopy)

From: Gall bladder wall thickening as non-invasive screening parameter for esophageal varices – a comparative endoscopic – sonographic study

Parameter non-EV n = 120 EV n = 72 p-value
Male sex 47% 74% < 0.001
Age (mean) 57 ± 14 57 ± 13 ns
Hypertensive gastropathy 14% 74% < 0.0001
Child-Pugh-Classification A 92% 50% < 0.0001
Child-Pugh-Classification B 3% 26% < 0.0001
Child-Pugh-Classification C 5% 23% < 0.001
presence of ascites 6% 44% < 0.0001