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Table 4 Association of gender, pre treatment viral load, RVR and age with rate of SVR in patients following HCV antiviral treatment

From: Effects of Host and virus related factors on Interferon-α+ribavirin and Pegylated-interferon+ribavirin treatment outcomes in Chronic Hepatitis C patients

Variable Treated SVR (N) SVR rate P value <
  patients   (%)  
  (N)    
Gender     
Male 69 48 69.6 0.01
Female 67 33 49.2  
Pre treatment viral load     
≤ 200,000 IU/ml     
> 200,000 IU/ml 24 16 66.7 0.14 (NS)
  112 65 58.0  
RVR     
Present 5 5 100 0.001
Absent 131 76 58  
Age     
≤ 30 years 48 36 75 0.001
> 30 years 88 44 50  
  1. RVR: rapid virological response; SVR: Sustain virological response; NS: Non-significance; IU: International units