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Table 2 Association of clinical findings of chronic hepatitis B with HBV DNA level higher than median log copies/ml or lower than median (3.67 log copies/ml).

From: The inverse association of serum HBV DNA level with HDL and adiponectin in chronic hepatitis B infection

Clinical factor HBV DNA < median * HBV DNA > median * P value
Age (Years) 41 ± 10 38 ± 11 0.12
BMI (kg/m2) 25.4 ± 1.1 25.6 ± 1.2 0.47
FBS (mg/dl) 83 ± 14 86 ± 8 0.2
Albumin (g/dl) 4.3 ± 0.5 4.2 ± 0.5 0.7
Bilirubin total (mg%) 0.5 ± 0.2 0.6 ± 0.2 0.7
ALT (IU/l) 36 ± 26 61 ± 65 0.021
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 172 ± 31 164 ± 34 0.27
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 136 ± 44 140 ± 39 0.62
HDL (mg/dl) 52 ± 12 47 ± 10 0.04
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 10.7 ± 4.9 8.7 ± 5.3 0.057
TNF-a (ng/L) 9.7 ± 2.7 11.5 ± 4.2 0.017
  1. *Mean ± SD