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Table 3 Comparison of different indices by gender

From: FIB-4, APRI, and AST/ALT ratio compared to FibroScan for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Bandar Abbas, Iran

Indices Male (n = 144) Female (n = 61) P value*
FibroScan score (kPa) median (IQR) 7.30 (6.30–8.80) 7.20 (6.60–9.65) 0.144
APRI median (IQR) 0.43 (0.26–0.69) 0.45 (0.25–0.84) 0.577
FIB-4 median (IQR) 0.98 (0.74–1.56) 1.24 (0.84–1.95) 0.055
AST/ALT ratio median (IQR) 0.89 (0.81–0.97) 0.92 (0.84–0.97) 0.535
  1. IQR interquartile range, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, CAP controlled attenuation parameter, APRI AST to platelet ratio index, FIB-4 fibrosis-4
  2. *Analyzed by Mann–Whitney test