Table 1 Characteristics of patients from the training set (Group A)
VariablePatientsNRsSVRs
No.401426
Gender (male, n (%))26 (65)9 (64)17 (65)
Age (years)47.4 (8.6)46.5 (7.1)47.9 (9.4)
Source of infection (n (%))
    Blood transfusion11 (27.5)3 (21.4)8 (30.8)
    Intravenous drug use13 (32.5)5 (35.7)8 (30.8)
    Unknown16 (40.0)6 (42.9)10 (38.5)
ALT (IU/l, median)120 (57)132 (86)114 (43)
HCV genotype (n)
    1241311
    2303
    3808
    4413
    5101
Stage (n)
    F113112
    F21578
    F3844
    F4422
  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; HCV, hepatitis C virus; NRs, non-responders; SVRs, sustained virological responders.