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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients (n = 108)

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life in antiviral-treated Taiwanese chronic hepatitis C patients using SF-36 and CLDQ

Items Number Percentage (%)
Gender   
Male 59 54.6
Female 49 45.4
Marital status   
Married 82 75.9
Single, divorced, or widowed 26 24.1
Educational level   
Elementary school and below 46 42.6
Junior and Senior high school 42 38.9
College and above 20 18.5
Occupation   
Employed 61 56.5
Unemployed 47 43.4
Monthly Income   
≤NT$10,000 48 44.4
NT$10,001–30,000 22 20.4
>NT$30,000 28 35.2
Treatment duration on interview   
≤ 8 weeks 59 54.6
9–16 weeks 27 25.0
≥17 weeks 22 20.4
ALT level*   
Mean (SD) 50.52 (50.01)  
  1. *ALT = alanine transaminase; SD = standard deviation.