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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the healthy controls and OBI, ASC and CHB patients

From: Identification and characterization of interferon signaling-related microRNAs in occult hepatitis B virus infection

Variable HC
N = 117
OBI
N = 119
ASC
N = 107
CHB
N = 115
χ2/F P value χ2/F P valuea
Age (year) 45.58 ± 13.08 42.30 ± 13.60 44.19 ± 15.00 44.40 ± 13.10 1.16 0.3246
Gender (male) Male:76 Male:84 Male:76 Male:78 1.26 0.7380 0.27 0.602
BMI (kg/m2) 24.83 ± 3.04 24.48 ± 2.94 24.64 ± 4.50 24.38 ± 2.90 0.39 0.7629 0.39 0.763
ALT (IU/L) 22.35 ± 13.94 24.68 ± 11.33 28.42 ± 17.97 99.05 ± 69.47 115.24 < .0001 115.87 0.000
AST (IU/L) 29.36 ± 13.81 28.31 ± 12.28 29.08 ± 14.47 115.52 ± 107.60 70.70 < .0001 71.06 0.000
Anti-HBs(positive) Positive:64 Positive:20 Positive:25 Positive:13 67.46 < .0001 41.31 0.000
WBC (109/L) 5.03 ± 1.69 5.25 ± 1.92 4.97 ± 1.62 4.84 ± 1.78 1.13 0.3347 1.08 0.358
LYM (109/L) 34.11 ± 8.98 33.49 ± 9.28 34.86 ± 8.82 33.22 ± 9.62 0.70 0.5519 0.84 0.472
HBV-DNA (IU/ML) NDa 2.43 ± 1.34 2.49 ± 2.14 4.20 ± 2.28 30.31 < .0001 30.12 0.000
Genotype   Type B(15) Type B(15) Type B(27)     
   Type C(83) Type C(88) Type C(88)     
   Type B&C(3) Type B&C(1)      
   NDa(18) NDa(3)      
  1. ND not detected, WBC white blood cell count, LYM lymphocyte count, HC healthy controls, OBI occult hepatitis B virus infection, ASC asymptomatic HBsAg carriers, CHB chronic hepatitis B
  2. a P value was adjusted for age