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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients included in this study

From: Levels of hepatic Th17 cells and regulatory T cells upregulated by hepatic stellate cells in advanced HBV-related liver fibrosis

Variable Group 1 (n = 14) Group 2 (n = 18) p value
Age, y    0.9782
 Mean (SEM) 47.9 (4.161) 47.7 (2.858)  
Gender, n (%)    0.2150
 Male 9 (64.3) 16 (88.9)  
 Female 5 (35.7) 2 (11.1)  
ALT, U/l    0.7254
 Mean (SEM) 88.6 (37.92) 107.5 (36.67)  
ALB, g/l    0.7800
 Mean (SEM) 39.2 (1.176) 38.7 (0.9917)  
AFP, ng/ml    0.9835
 Mean (SEM) 323.8 (132.1) 327.5 (116.9)
TBIL, μmol/l    0.5934
 Mean (SEM) 13.8 (2.043) 15.9 (2.970)  
HBeAg, n (%)    0.4110
 Positive 2 (14.3) 6 (33.3)  
 Negative 12 (85.7) 12 (66.7)  
HBV DNA, log10 IU/ml    0.6143
 Mean (SEM) 4.3 (0.5422) 4.0 (0.4698)  
HBV genotype, n(%)    0.9170
 B 2 (14.3) 2 (11.1)  
 C 5 (35.7) 5 (27.8)  
 C + D 1 (7.1) 1 (5.6)  
 Missing 6 (42.9) 10 (55.5)  
Child-pugh, n(%)    1.0000
 A 14 (100) 17 (94.4)  
 B 0 (0) 1 (5.6)  
 C 0 (0) 0 (0)  
PLT, 109/l    0.1666
 Mean (SEM) 204.8 (20.58) 164.8 (19.01)