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Table 1 Comparison between laboratory characteristics of individuals included in this work based on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection (n = 249)

From: Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C

Variables a Group I (n = 131) Group II (n = 118) P value
Non H. pylori infection H. pylori infection
Sex (male/female) 97/34 82/36 0.481
ALT (U/L) 34.92 ± 2.28 48.78 ± 3.00 < 0.0001*
AST (U/L) 35.48 ± 2.50 51.97 ± 3.35 < 0.0001*
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) 1.00 ± 0.15 1.31 ± 0.10 0.087
Albumin (g/L) 4.05 ± 0.09 3.31 ± 0.07 < 0.000*
Platelets (109/L) 235.87 ± 11.42 182.77 ± 10.76 0.001*
AFP (U/L) 10.79 ± 2.47 35.44 ± 10.07 0.013*
  1. Variables were expressed as mean ± SEM
  2. aReference values: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (male up to 41 U/L, female up to 31 U/L); aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (male up to 37 U/L, female up to 31 U/L); total bilirubin up to 1 mg/dL; albumin 3.8‑5.4 g/dL; platelet count 150‑400 × 109/L; alpha fetoprotein (AFP) up to 10 U/L
  3. *P < 0.05 is considered significant