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Table 1 Patient baseline characteristics at the time of study inclusion

From: Continued alcohol consumption and hepatic encephalopathy determine quality of life and psychosocial burden of caregivers in patients with liver cirrhosis

Variable Patients with liver cirrhosis
(n = 106)
Male Gender
n (%)
72
(68%)
Age of patients (years)
median (IQR)
63
(53; 69)
Age of caregiver (years)
median (IQR)
59
(47; 66)
Sodium (mmol/l)
median (IQR)
138
(135; 140)
Creatinine (mg/dl)
median (IQR)
0.9
(0.8; 1.4)
Bilirubin (mg/dl)
median (IQR)
1.8
(1; 2.6)
Albumin (g/l)
median (IQR)
31
(26; 34)
INR
median (IQR)
1.4
(1.2; 1.6)
CRP (mg/l)
median (IQR)
8.1
(3.5; 18.5)
White blood cell count (/nl)
median (IQR)
5.7
(4.6; 7.6)
Hemoglobin (g/d)
median (IQR)
12.3
(10.2; 13.6)
Platelets (/nl)
median (IQR)
99
(72; 147)
MELD
median (IQR)
14
(10; 18)
Child–Pugh score
*A
n (%)
49
(46%)
*B
n (%)
41
(39%)
*C
n (%)
16
(15%)
History of ascites
n (%)
60
(57%)
History of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
n (%)
9
(8%)
History of hepatic encephalopathy
n (%)
28
(26%)
History of variceal bleeding
n (%)
21
(20%)
History of hepatorenal syndrome
n (%)
11
(10%)