Table 2

Percentage of patients with elevated liver transaminases by ethnicity
Hispanic (%) African-American (%) Non-Hispanic White (%) P-value
ALT - Normal 29 80 12
 Above the ULN 71 20 88 0.008
 Twice the ULN 39 0 22 0.05
 Three times the ULN 29 0 11 0.09
AST - Normal 47 100 89
 Above the ULN 53 0 11 0.003
 Twice the ULN 21 0 0 0.17
 Three times the ULN 8 0 0 0.45

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, ULN: Upper Limit of Normal.

Hudson et al.

Hudson et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:174   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-174

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