Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of study population according to HCV subtype
Genotype 1a (n = 165) Genotype 1b (n = 223) P value
Sex (M/F) 120/45 123/100 0.001
Age (y) 45.0 ± 10.6 49.0 ± 12.1 0.0001
BMI (kg/m2) 24.1 ±  3.2 24.0 ± 3.3 ns
ALT (IU/ml) 109.2 ± 68.7 101.4 ± 61.2 ns
GGT (IU/ml) 65.1 ±  39.1) 67.3 ± 54.5 ns
Hgb (gr/dL) 15.2 ± 1.3 14.8 ± 1.9 ns
HCV-RNA ( log10 IU/ml) 5.72 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.5 0.006
HCV-RNA n (%)
≤ 5 .60 log10 52 (32) 44 (20) 0.01
> 5 .60 log10 113 (68) 179 (80) 0.01
Staging n (%)
≤ S3 111 (85) 151 (79) ns
> S3 19 (15) 41 (21) ns
Source of Infection n (%)
-BT 69 (41) 85 (38) ns
-DA 78 (47) 92 (41) ns
-S 8 (5) 15 (7) ns
-UN 11 (7) 32 (14) 0.03

Legend: M: male, F: female, y:years, BMI: body mass index, ALT: alanine aminotransferase value, GGT: gamma-glutamiltranspeptidasi, Hgb:Haemoglobin value, BT: blood trasfusione, DA:drug abuse, S: sexual, UN: unknown.

Pellicelli et al.

Pellicelli et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:162   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-162

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