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Table 5 Comparison of mean viral load in the age groups, sex, HBV genotypes, ALT and AST levels

From: Genetic diversity, viraemic and aminotransferases levels in chronic infected hepatitis B patients from Cameroon

Variables Category N Mean ± SD (IU/ml) p value
Age (years) <30 39 107,555 ± 426,321 0.790
≥30 37 134,775 ± 459,749
Sex Male 27 275,634 ± 701,475 0.022
Female 49 35,493 ± 123,509
Genotypes A 36 26,855 ± 121,819 0.031
E 30 293,221 ± 685,464
Othersa 10 361 ± 340
AST Levels Normal 47 2259 ± 8036 0.002
Abnormal 29 312,936 ± 676,014
ALT Levels Normal 62 9743 ± 41,075 <0.001
Abnormal 14 612,659 ± 889,047
  1. p values that show a statistically significant difference are in italics
  2. SD standard deviation, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST (abnormal levels: M > 19, F > 16 IU/ml), ALT (abnormal levels: M > 22, F > 18 IU/ml)
  3. aOthers (B, B/C, A/B, A/E, C/E, A/C)