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Table 1 Comparison between the three studied groups according to different parameters

From: Serum Beclin 1 and autophagy-related protein-5 and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma among cirrhotic hepatitis C patients

  Cirrhotic HCC Control Test of Sig p
(n = 30) (n = 30) (n = 20)
Sex      
Male 15 (50%) 19 (63.3%) 10 (50%) χ2 =  0.510
Female 15 (50%) 11 (36.7%) 10 (50%) 1.347
Age (years)
Mean ± SD 58.1 ± 6.8 55.3 ± 6 54.3 ± 4.6 F = 2.881 0.062
Median (Min. – Max.) 56.5 (48 – 75) 54 (45 – 65) 52.5 (48 – 62)
MELD
Mean ± SD 15.1 ± 4.9 18.9 ± 5.3 t = 2.879* 0.006*
Median (Min. – Max.) 15 (7 – 24) 19 (10 – 31)
Child Pugh
A 6 (20%) 3 (10%) χ2 = 1.344 MCp = 0.539
B 13 (43.3%) 13 (43.3%)
C 11 (36.7%) 14 (46.7%)
Mean ± SD 8.9 ± 2.75 9.5 ± 2.3 U = 385.0 0.331
Median (Min. – Max.) 9 (5 – 14) 9 (5 – 14)
BCLC      
A   3    
B   9    
C   4    
D   14    
  1. χ2: Chi square test; MC: Monte Carlo; F: F for ANOVA test
  2. U: Mann Whitney test; t: Student t-test
  3. H: H for Kruskal Wallis test, Pairwise comparison bet. each 2 groups were done using Post Hoc Test (Dunn's for multiple comparisons test)
  4. p: p value for comparing between the studied groups
  5. *: Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05