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Table 4 Comparison between the three studied groups according to AFP

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

AFP (ng/ml) Cirrhotic HCC Control H p
(n = 30) (n = 30) (n = 20)
Min. – Max 4.0 – 200.0 8.0 – 3200.0 4.0 – 12.0 39.415* 0.001*
Mean ± SD 39.60 ± 47.44 442.4 ± 809.4 7.02 ± 2.33
Median 15.0 48.50 5.0
IQR 10.0 – 50.0 14.0 – 800.0 6.0 – 9.0
Sig. bet. grps p1 = 0.025*, p2 = 0.510, p3 < 0.001*
  1. H: H for Kruskal Wallis test, Pairwise comparison bet. each 2 groups were done using Post Hoc Test (Dunn's for multiple comparisons test)
  2. p: p value for comparing between the studied groups
  3. p1: p value for comparing between Cirrhotic and HCC
  4. p2: p value for comparing between Cirrhotic and Control
  5. p3: p value for comparing between HCC and Control
  6. *: Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05