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Table 6 Comparison between baseline and 6-month follow-up as per the presence of IMT ≥ 1 mm and carotid plaques

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

  Baseline Follow-up p-valuea
No % No %
IMT  ≥ 1 mm 57 71.3% 45 56.3%  < 0.001
 < 1 mm 23 28.7% 35 43.8%
Carotid plaques No 43 53.8% 48 60.0% 0.063
Yes 37 46.3% 32 40.0%
  1. p ≤ 0.05 is considered statistically significant; p ≤ 0.01 is considered highly statistically significant. aMcNemar’s test. SD Standard deviation, IMT Intima-media thickness. The number of patients who had IMT ≥ 1 mm was significantly decreased after 6-month follow-up 45 (56.3%) compared to baseline 57 (71.3%). There was no statistically significant difference between the presence of carotid plaques before and after treatment, p = 0.063