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Table 2 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C-related liver cirrhosis

Parameter Group P value
HCC− (n = 28) HCC+ (n = 48)
Age
 Mean ± SD 57.5 ± 7.29 56.94 ± 6.82 0.736
 Median (range) 56.5 (41–70) 55.5 (42–75)
Sex
 Male (M) 20 (71.4%) 36 (75%) 0.733
 Female (F) 8 (28.6%) 12 (25%)
Smoking 3 (10.7%) 4 (8.3%) 0.704
Hypertension 8 (28.6%) 10 (20.8%) 0.444
Diabetes mellitus 9 (32.1%) 17 (35.4%) 0.772
Child class
 A 4 (14.3%) 8 (16.6%) 0.78
 B 10 (35.7%) 20 (41.7%)
 C 14 (50%) 20 (41.7%)
MELD score
 Mean ± SD 16.82 ± 4.99 16.02 ± 5.35 0.521
 Median (range) 17.5 (8–25) 16 (6–31)
  1. HCC hepatocellular carcinoma
  2. P value < 0.05 is statistically significant