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Table 1 Distribution of the studied cases as per sociodemographic characteristics, risk factors, and clinical data

From: Assessment of carotid atherosclerosis in Egyptian chronic hepatitis C patients after treatment by direct-acting antiviral drugs

  Studied patients
(no. = 80)
No %
Age (years) Mean ± SD 58.13 ± 7.56
Range 43.0–70.0
Gender Female 31 38.75%
Male 49 61.25%
BMI (kg/m2) Mean ± SD 27.93 ± 8.44
Range 22.40–35.30
DM No 72 90.0%
Yes 8 10.0%
Hypertension No 58 72.5%
Yes 22 27.5%
Smoking No 56 70.0%
Yes 24 30.0%
Dyslipidemia No 70 87.5%
Yes 10 12.5%
Cirrhosis No 26 32.5%
Yes 54 67.5%
CTP score Class A 36 45.0%
Class B 18 22.5%
  1. No. number, % percentage, SD Standard deviation, CTP Child-Turcotte-Pugh. The mean age in the studied cases was 58.13 ± 7.56 years and ranged from 43 to 70 years. Regarding gender, 49 (61.25%) patients were male, and 31 (38.75%) patients were female with male to female ratio 1.58:1. The mean BMI of patients was 27.93 ± 8.44 kg/m2. Considering risk factors of carotid atherosclerosis, 8 (10%) patients were diabetics, 22 (27.5%) patients had hypertension, 24 (30%) patients were smokers, and 10 (12.5%) patients had dyslipidemia. Fifty-four (67.5%) patients were cirrhotic, 36 (45%) patients were Child class A, and 18 (22.5%) patients were Child class B