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Table 2 Comparison between the three studied groups according to cachexia

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

Cachexia Cirrhotic
(n = 30)
HCC
(n = 30)
Control
(n = 20)
χ2 p
No % No % No %
No cachexia 23 76.7 13 43.3 20 100.0 19.365*  < 0.001*
Yes 7 23.3 17 56.7 0 0.0   
  1. 2: Chi square test
  2. p: p value for comparing between the three studied groups
  3. *: Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05