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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 240 patients with chronic hepatitis C

From: Inhibition of emotional needs and emotional wellbeing predict disease progression of chronic hepatitis C patients: an 8-year prospective study

Characteristic  
Age, years 62.4 (9.1)a
Female 140 (58.3 %)
Duration, years 7.7 (5.1)a
HCV Genotype 1b 177 (73.8 %)
Anti-viral therapy 93 (38.8 %)
Cirrhosis 54 (22.5 %)
Diabetes 29 (12.1 %)
Current alcohol-drinker 66 (27.5 %)
Past alcohol-drinker 65 (27.1 %)
Aspartate aminotransferasec (IU/L) 40.0 [30.0–56.0]b
Alanine aminotransferasec (IU/L) 44.0 [32.0–59.0]b
Platelet count (×104/mm3) 14.8 [11.0–19.1]b
Albumin (g/dl) 4.2 [4.0–4.4]b
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.9 [0.7–1.1]b
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 172 [153–197]b
Alpha fetoprotein (ng/ml) 5.5 [3.8–10.0]b
  1. Readings are N (%) unless otherwise specified. aMean (standard deviation). bMedian [inter-quartile range]. cMean of recent three measurements