Table 4

Comparison of major variables between patients with or without liver biopsy

VariableLiver biopsy (nā€Š=ā€Š29); mean (SD) or n (%)No liver biopsy (nā€Š=ā€Š37); mean (SD) or n (%)p Value
Age (years)13.2 (4.1)14.6 (3.7)0.15
Male gender (male/total)19 (65%)18 (49%)0.17
BMI (kg/m2)30.1 (6.5)32.1 (8.3)0.29
Abdominal pain at presentation13 (45%)18 (48%)0.76
Obesity (BMI>95th percentile)18 (55%)24 (65%)0.96
Dyslipidaemia10 (34%)14 (38%)0.78
Hypertriglyceridaemia12 (41%)19 (51%)0.47
Hypercholesterolaemia12 (41%)14 (38%)0.89
Hypertension3 (10%)5 (13%)0.69
ALT (IU/l)166.7 (125.8)105.1 (54.9)0.03
AST (IU/l)103.3 (69.4)87.0 (54.6)0.29
Glucose (mg/dl)92.9 (13.0)117.3 (66.8)0.09
Cholesterol (mg/dl)193.6 (41.6)235.4 (92.6)0.04
Triglyceride (mg/dl)149.9 (61.1)272.1 (208.1)0.007
Duration of follow-up (years)6.2 (4.7)6.6 (4.2)0.73
  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, serum aspartate aminotransferase; BMI, body mass index.