Table 2

 Characteristics associated with the presence of steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C

Author, yearPatients (n)Characteristics associated with steatosis
BMI, body mass index.
Mihm 19971085Genotype 3
Czaja 19981160BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides
Hourigan 199912148BMI
Rubbia-Brandt 20001370Genotype 3, liver HCV RNA (in genotype 3)
Adinolfi 200114180BMI (in genotype 1), genotype 3
Serfaty 200115100Hypobetalipoproteinaemia, genotype 3
Monto 200216297BMI, genotype 3
Westin 20021798BMI, alcohol, genotype 3
Hui 200218124BMI, genotype 3, cholesterol, triglyceride
Castera 20031996BMI, genotype 3
Poynard 2003201428Age >40 y, BMI, triglycerides, genotype 3
Asselah 200321290BMI, genotype 3
Rubbia-Brandt 200422755BMI, age, alcohol, genotype 3,
Patton 200423574BMI, genotype 3, age, duration of infection, serum HCV RNA (genotype 3)