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Table 1 The demographic and clinical features of all the participants

From: Relevance of serum interleukin-33 and ST2 levels and the natural course of chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Parameters CHB(ALT1-2ULN) CHB(ALT2-5ULN) CHB(ALT5-10ULN) CHB(ALT ≥ 10ULN) CHBVIT HC
NO. 30 30 30 30 20 28
Age (years)       
Median (inter-quartile range) 36.0 (26.0–41.5) 32.5 (25.8–37.5) 33.0 (25.8–38.5) 36.5 (26.0–42.0) 32.0 (27.3–35.8) 32.0 (24.0–37.5)
Sex N (%)       
 Male 18 (60) 20 (67) 21 (70) 19 (64) 12 (67) 18 (64)
 Female 12 (40) 10 (33) 9 (30) 11 (36) 8 (33) 10 (36)
HBVDNA (log10 copies/mL)       
Median (inter-quartile range) 7.4 (6.2–7.6) 7.3 (6.1–7.5) 6.4 (5.7–7.0) 6.3 (5.7–6.6) 7.5 (6.7–7.7) NA
HBeAg, pos/neg 15/15 16/14 18/12 16/14 20/0 0/28
  1. Normal values: ALT: 1ULN = 40 IU/L. The lower limit of detection: HBVDNA 300 copies/ml. Data were expressed as median and inter-quartile range or arithmetic mean and standard deviation (SD)
  2. ALT alanine aminotransferase, CHB chronic hepatitis B, CHBVIT chronic hepatitis B virus carriers in immuno-tolerant phase, HBeAg hepatitis B e antigen, HBsAg hepatitis B surface antigen, HBV DNA hepatitis B virus DNA; HC healthy control, ULN, upper limit of normal