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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic and disease-related characteristics of patients with hepatitis B by disease status

From: Quality of life and related factors among chronic hepatitis B-infected patients: a multi-center study, Turkey

Variable Group-1 (n = 1529) Group-2 (n = 1721) Group-3 (n = 1007) p value* All patients (n = 4257)
Gendera Male 805 (52,6) 1095 (63,6) 659 (65,4) <0,001 2559 (60,1)
Age (years) b 42 (32;52) 42 (32;52) 34 (25; 44) <0,001 40 (30;50)
Marriage statusa Married 1256 (82,1) 1359 (79) 664 (65,9) <0,001 3279 (77)
Education levela Elementary school graduate and under 654 (42,8) 672 (39) 359 (35,7) 0,002 1685 (39,6)
Middle school graduate 239 (15,6) 314 (18,2) 186 (18,5) 739 (17,4)
High school graduate 366 (23,9) 376 (21,8) 250 (24,8)   992 (23,3)
University graduate or higher 270 (17,7) 359 (20,9) 212 (21,1)   841 (19,8)
Regular incomea Present 893 (58,4) 1149 (66,8) 568 (56,4) <0,001 2610 (61,3)
Any family member(s) with hepatitis Ba Present 740 (48,4) 983 (57,1) 606 (60,2) <0,001 2329 (54,7)
Other chronic diseasea Present 373 (24,4) 484 (28,1) 196 (19,5) <0,001 1053 (24,7)
Hospital typea Training hospital 725 (47,4) 752 (43,7) 425 (42,2) <0,001 1902 (44,7)
University hospital 491 (32,1) 655 (38,1) 291 (28,9) 1437 (33,8)
Other 313 (20,5) 314 (18,2) 291 (28,9) 918 (21,6)
Duration of diagnosis (months)b 84 (36;144) 84 (48;156) 72 (24;132) <0,001 84 (36;144)
Period of therapy (months)b N/A 36 (1–312, 12;60) N/A   36 (1–312, 12;60)
ALT (U/L)b 21 (16;27) 26 (19;36) 34 (22;61) <0,001 25 (18;36)
HBV DNA (IU/ml)b 80 (0;462,5) 0 (0;117) 7600 (2001;13 × 104) <0,001 76 (0;1700)
HBeAg statusa Positive 0 358 (20,8) 242 (24) 0,049 600 (14,1)
  1. *p-value for comparison of distribution across three disease groups. Other chronic disease: respectively; hypertension, diabetes mellitus, psychiatric disorders, malignancy, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure and others
  2. aNumber (percent), bMedian (% 25; % 75); ALT alanine aminotransferase, HBV Hepatitis B Virus, DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid