Table 1

 Apolipoprotein B (APOE) genotype and allele distribution (number (%)) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients and healthy controls

APOE genotypeControls (n = 288)HCV cohort (n = 420)p Value
E2,E2 5 (2%)*0*0.0067
E2,E3 32 (11%)39 (9%)NS
E2,E4 11 (4%)9 (2%)NS
E3,E3 167 (58%)263 (63%)NS
E3,E4 66 (23%)105 (25%)NS
E4,E4 7 (2%)4 (1%)NS