Table 5 Forced-entry logistic regression (multivariate) of the aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT) ratio, a diagnosis of diabetes and body mass index (BMI), the three variables left standing in a backward stepwise logistic regression model as predictors of advanced fibrosis
βOR (95% CI)
Overall (545 subjects included)
    AST/ALT ratio (0.8)2.18.2 (5.2 to 12.9)
    Diabetes mellitus1.02.8 (1.8 to 4.3)
    BMI (28)0.92.6 (1.2 to 5.5)
  • CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.