Table 1

Characteristics of patients with hepatitis C virus related chronic liver disease

No of patients9734306112014
Age (years)59.1 (0.6)60.3 (0.4)65.8 (0.3)* 61.4 (0.3)
Sex (M/F)522/451210/220475/136* 1207/807
Daily drinkers (%)30.729.445.5* 34.8
Smoking index 400 (%)25.422.739.7* 29.2
Past history of blood transfusion (%)
  • Age is given as mean (SE). Values for drinking, smoking, and past history of blood transfusion represent percentages of the total number of patients in each group. CH, chronic hepatitis; LC, liver cirrhosis; HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma. *Significantly higher than LC or CH group (p<0.01).