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Table 2 Correlations between ferritin and other parameters

From: Enhanced serum concentrations of transforming growth factor-beta1 in simple fatty liver: is it really benign?

  CHC FL NASH
TGF-β1 Ferritin (17 females, F) Ferritin (21 F) Ferritin (19 F)
  r = 0.35 r = 0.5 r = 0.46
  P = 0.16 P < 0.001 P = 0.048
TGF-β1 Ferritin (19 males, M) Ferritin (24 M) Ferritin (23 M)
  r = 0.06 r = 0.08 r = -0.26
  P = 0.78 P = 0.8 P = 0.23
CRP ND Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F)
   r = 0.13 r = 0.36
   P = 0.57 P = 0.13
CRP ND Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M)
   r = -0.49 r = -0.08
   P = 0.01 P = 0.7
ALT Ferritin (females) Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F)
  r = 0.36 r = 0.04 r = -0.17
  P = 0.18 P = 0.85 P = 0.48
ALT Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M)
  r = 0.42 r = -0.01 r = 0.42
  P = 0.07 P = 0.95 P = 0.045
BMI Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F)
  rho = -0.13 rho = -0.05 rho = 0.14
  P = 0.59 P = 0.8 P = 0.5
BMI Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M)
  rho = -0.24 rho = 0.3 rho = -0.22
  P = 0.3 P = 0.14 P = 0.3
US score ND Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F)
   rho = -0.19 rho = -0.24
   P = 0.4 P = 0.31
US score ND Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M)
   rho = -0.04 rho = -0.24
   P = 0.85 P = 0.3
Fibrosis score Ferritin (F) ND Ferritin (F)
  rho = 0.14   rho = -0.51
  P = 0.37   P = 0.03
Fibrosis score Ferritin (M) ND Ferritin (M)
  rho = 0.18   rho = 0.20
  P = 0.44   P = 0.34
Age Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F) Ferritin (F)
  r = -077 r = -0.34 r = -0.01
  P = 0.0003 P = 0.13 P = 0.68
Age Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M) Ferritin (M)
  r = 0.40 r = 0.29 r = -0.26
  P = 0.08 P = 0.16 P = 0.23
  1. CHC, chronic hepatitis C; FL, fatty liver; NASH, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; CRP, C reactive protein; TGF-β1, transforming growth factor beta1; BMI, body mass index; US score, hepatic steatosis score at ultrasound; r, Pearson's correlation coefficient and rho, Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, chosen according to the variable distribution (normal or not normal as well as being ordinals, respectively); ND, not determined; F, females; M, males.