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Table 3 Relation between metabolic syndrome and grade of steatosis, activity, and fibrosis stage according to SAF score

From: Usefulness of the SAF score to characterize NAFLD/NASH in non-cirrhotic HCV patients

SAF Grade Non-MS (n = 45) MS (n = 25) P value
Steatosis S0 25 (35.7%) 10 (14.3%) 0.654
S1 14 (20.0%) 10 (14.3%)
S2 5 (7.1%) 4 (5.7%)
S3 1 (1.4%) 1 (1.4%)
Activity A0 30 (66.7%) 15 (60.0%) 0.791
A1 4 (8.9%) 3 (12.0%)
A2 10 (22.2%) 7 (28.0%)
A3 1 (2.2%) 0 (0.0%)
Fibrosis F0 24 (34.3%) 7 (10.0%) 0.036*
F1 5 (7.1%) 9 (12.9%)
F2 7 (10.0%) 4 (5.7%)
F3 9 (12.90%) 5 (7.10%)
  1. Data are expressed by number (percentage)
  2. P value probability value
  3. *Significant (P < 0.05)