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Table 1 Some clinical, virological and biochemical characteristics of the 22 studied patients

From: The correlation between pretreatment cytokine expression patterns in peripheral blood mononuclear cells with chronic hepatitis c outcome

Parameter SVR patients (n = 12) Non-responders (n = 10) Statistical significance
Gender (M/F) 6/6 6/4 NS
Age (yr)a 46.3 ± 18.7 46.8 ± 12.8 NS
Baseline viral load (IU/ml) 1.33 × 106 ± 1.28 × 106 1.04 × 106 ± 1.14 × 106 NS
Serum ALT activity (U/L) 94.1 ± 79.9 96.4 ± 50.3 NS
Grading 2.42 ± 0.16 1.92 ± 0.17 P = 0.029
Staging 2.54 ± 0.23 1.88 ± 0.14 P = 0.053
IL28B genotype CC 7 0 P = 0.005
CT 3 7
TT 2 3
Genotype 1b 7 8 NS
3a 4 1
4 1 1
Complianceb 8 (66 %) 7 (70 %)  
Leukocytes (109/L) 5.95 ± 2.22 5.80 ± 1.95  
Neutrophils (109/L) 3.28 ± 1.51 3.11 ± 1.32  
  1. NS not significant
  2. aAll values are means ± SD
  3. b According to the “80/80/80” rule [25]