Table 1

Haematological and biochemical results with statistically significant differences in the four studied groups.

PARAMETERS

ALCOHOL

ALC+HCV

HCV

CONTROL

P


N

M

SD

N

M

SD

N

M

SD

N

M

SD


Platelets/mm3

33

174 × 103

83 × 103

20

149 × 103

59 × 103

24

127 × 103

70 × 103

32

260 × 103

61 × 103

< 0,001

P.A.(%)

33

68,82

16,21

20

67,60

17,33

24

62,88

13,94

32

87,16

9,17

< 0,001

Iron (mg/100 ml)

33

98,15

30,22

20

99,20

58,97

22

128,45

54,76

31

66,45

32,22

< 0,001

Fasting glycaemia (mg/dl)

33

102,97

25,72

20

126,75

62,57

24

117,67

48,70

32

94,84

10,01

0,003

AST (IU/l)

33

20,42

10,46

20

36,70

19,30

24

58,33

30,52

32

12,75

5,44

0,001

ALT (IU/l)

33

17,21

8,03

20

46,95

42,24

24

66,08

37,40

32

13,25

9,31

< 0,001

AST/ALT

33

1,29

0,59

20

0,91

0,34

24

0,96

0,40

32

1,20

0,61

0,026

Total bilirrubin (mg/dl)

33

1,42

1,11

20

1,40

1,16

24

1,75

0,95

32

0,77

0,38

< 0,001

Alpha-fetoprotein (IU/l)

33

3,90

2,50

19

5,56

3,86

23

13,47

10,87

31

3,71

2,54

< 0,001

Serum Albumin (g/dl)

33

4,19

0,53

20

3,85

0,39

24

3,81

0,57

32

4,49

0,35

< 0,001


Where: N = number of cases; M = mean number; SD = standard deviation; HCV = Hepatitis C Virus. Reference values: N° of platelets/mm3: (140 – 450 × 103); P.A.: (70 – 100), Iron (50 – 100); AST and ALT: (18); Total bilirrubin: (0.2 – 1.0); alpha-fetoprotein: (10); Albumin: (3.5 – 5.0).

Caly et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:10   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-10

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