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Table 4 Correlation between 3 months VEGF values and laboratory findings in HCV HCC-free patients

From: Vascular endothelial growth factor in relation to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C virus patients treated by direct-acting antivirals

Variables Correlation coefficient P value
Age (years) 0.414P 0.04*
BMI − 0.34S 0.09
Hemoglobin (g/dl) − 0.16S 0.44
Platelets(103/Ul) 0.11S 0.59
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.003S 0.99
Albumin (g/dl) 0.13P 0.54
ALT (U/L) − 0.037S 0.86
AST (U/L) − 0.025P 0.9
Creatinine (mg/dl) − 0.067S 0.75
HCV-PCR 0.44P 0.03*
  1. PPearson correlation
  2. SSpearman correlation
  3. *Statistically significant