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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Percentage of small platelets on peripheral blood smear and Child-Turcott-Pugh class can predict the presence of oesophageal varices in newly diagnosed patients with cirrhosis: development of a prediction model for resource limited settings

CharacteristicOV absent N = 17 (31.5%)OV present N = 37 (68.5%)
Age group (years)
 30–393 (17.6%)4 (10.8%)
 40–494 (23.5%)11 (29.7%)
 50–593 (17.6%)7 (18.9%)
  > 607 (41.2%)15 (40.5%)
Number of males (%)12 (70.6%)34 (91.9%)
Aetiology of Cirrhosis
 Alcohol related7 (41.2%)17 (45.9%)
Crypotogenic (NASH-related)10 (58.8%)20 (54.1%)
CTP Class
 A10 (58.8%)4 (10.8%)
 B5 (29.4%)19 (51.4%)
 C2 (11.8%)14 (37.8%)