Table 1.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of study groups

CharacteristicCirrhosisHepatocellular carcinomaExtrahepatic malignanciesCoagulopathyControls
No. of subjects4562453453
No. of males:no. of females29:1648:1424:2128:640:13
Age (yr)
 Mean (SD)59.7 (6.6)63.3 (9.5)62.6 (11.1)39.2 (11.8)56.5 (4.7)
 Range46–7534–8435–8514–6145–67
No. of subjects:
 HBsAg positive55230
 Anti-HCV positive22283300
 HCV RNA positive19230180
% Subjects with abnormal ALTa levels707038474
  • a ALT, alanine aminotransferase.