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Table 4 Comparison between cases and controls as regards average CIMT, NAFLD-LFS, and echocardiographic parameters

From: Noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of NAFLD in association with atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk

  Cases Controls p
  (n = 60) (n = 30)  
CIMT (mm) 0.74 ± 0.14 0.65 ± 0.11 0.025
NAFLD-LFS − 0.94 (− 1.82 to 2.57) − 2.02 (− 2.57 to − 1.63) < 0.01*
LVH 43 (71.67%) 8 (26.67%) < 0.01
LV EDD (cm) 5.2 ± 0.4 4.7 ± 0.3 0.046
  1. CIMT carotid intima-media thickness, NAFLD-LFS non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-liver fibrosis score, LVH left ventricular hypertrophy, LV EDD left ventricular end-diastolic diameter
  2. *Mann-Whitney (z) test