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Table 5 Comparison between the three studied groups according to ATG5

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

ATG5(ng/ml) Cirrhotic HCC Control H p
(n = 30) (n = 30) (n = 20)
Min. – Max 44.0 – 256.5 11.0 – 149.5 64.40 – 186.6 11.080* 0.004*
Mean ± SD 100.8 ± 50.18 74.08 ± 32.52 109.2 ± 34.60
Median 98.0 69.50 98.50
IQR 62.10 – 116.6 49.70 – 95.70 84.95 – 133.60
Sig. bet. grps p1 = 0.022*, p2 = 0.258, 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