Table 1

Patient characteristics and aetiology at time of diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

Model groupTesting group
NumberPercentageNumberPercentage
n24589
Median age (y)63.361.1
 Female median age66.361.1
 Male median age61.364.1
Sex distribution
 Male18776.37584.3
 Female5823.71415.7
 Sex ratio (M:F)3.2:15.4:1
Liver cirrhosis21286.57988.8
 Child-Pugh-stage
  A8434.33842.7
  B9338.02831.5
  C3514.31314.6
No liver cirrhosis or undetermined3313.51011.2
Chronic viral hepatitis11848.23640.5
 HBsAg+/anti-HCV−249.877.9
 Anti-HCV+/HBsAg−9036.7283.5
 HBsAg+/anti-HCV+41.611.1
Non-viral aetiology (HBsAg−/anti-HCV−)12751.85359.5
 Chronic alcoholism8635.13842.7
 Cryptogen2811.4910.1
 Haemochromatosis104.144.5
 Other causative factors31.222.2
  • There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups.