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Table 1 Distribution of demographic and clinical characteristics of chronic hepatitis B patients in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (2014)

From: Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus among chronic hepatitis B patients from Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo

Characteristics Clinical Status
ASC (35) CAH (24) LC (33) HCC (19)
Gender     
Male n(%) 28 (80) 19(79.2) 27 (81.8) 14(73.7)
Female n(%) 7 (30) 5 (20.8) 6(18.2) 5 (26.3)
Age (%)     
21-39 11 (31.4) 13 (54.2)a 8 (24.2) 3 (15.8)
40-55 20 (57.1)a 5 (20.8) 15 (45.5) 7 (36.8)
56-68 4 (11.4) 6 (25) 10 (30.3) 9 (47.4)
ALT (IU/l), mean ± SD 15.8 ± 3 34.4 ± 6 25.6 ± 7 29.4 ± 5
AST (IU/l), mean ± SD 20.8 ± 7 42.1 ± 8 28.3 ± 6 26.5 ± 4
HBeAg positive(%) 2 (5.7) 7 (29.2)a 5 (15.2) 3 (15.8)
HBeAb positive(%) 28 (80) 14 (58.3) 24 (72.7) 15 (78.9)
HBV genotype(%)     
HBV/A 6 (17.1) 8 (33.3) 4 (12.1) 6 (31.6)
HBV/E 18 ((51.4) 11 (45.8) 21 (63.6) 8 (42.1)
  1. ASC asymptomatic carriers, CAH chronic active hepatitis, LC liver cirrhosis, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a significant difference