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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients who received a liver biopsy.

From: Markedly lower follow-up rate after liver biopsy in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases than those with viral hepatitis in Japan

  NAFLD
(n = 135)
Chronic
HBV infection
(n = 69)
Chronic
HCV infection
(n = 354)
Age
(years: mean ± S.D.)
48.8 ± 14.7 47.1 ± 12.3 56.5 ± 11.0
Sex
(male/female) (%)
84(62.2)/51(37.8) 40(58.0)/29(42.0) 172(48.6)/182(51.4)
AST
(IU/L: mean ± S.D.)
58.0 ± 42.6 78.2 ± 67.4 55.9 ± 45.4
ALT
(IU/L: mean ± S.D.)
94.7 ± 67.8 126.3 ± 119.6 70.9 ± 74.1
  1. NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase