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Table 1 Comparison between liver cirrhosis patients and controls

From: Correlation of serum betatrophin levels with disease severity and the emergence of insulin resistance in cirrhotic patients

VariableLiver cirrhosis (n = 30)Control (n = 30)p value
Age (years)58 (50–65)52.5 (43–60)0.032
Fasting glucose level (mg/dL)103 ± 21.7081 ± 22.550.008
Fasting insulin level (μIU/mL)16 (10–37)3.25 (2–9)< 0.001
HOMA-IR4.3 (0.5–9.65)0.65 (0.3–1.9)0.003
Insulin resistancen = 20 (74%)n = 7 (23.3%)< 0.001
Serum betatrophin level (ng/mL)20 (15–30)8 (4–12)< 0.001
  1. Data are shown as median (IQR), mean ± SD, or number and percentage (n & %)