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Table 1 Characteristics of study population in HBeAg positive and negative patients

From: Virological and clinical characteristics of hepatitis delta virus in South Asia

  Total n = 480 HBeAg positive n = 164 HBeAg negative n = 316 p value
Age, years 33 ± 12.53 30 ± 13.36 34.28 ± 11.87 < 0.001
Gender     
Male 398(82.9) 138(84.1) 260(82.3) 0.60
Female 82(17.1) 26(15.9) 56(17.7)  
ALT 66.07 ± 72.83 73.95 ± 79.04 61.98 ± 69.16 0.10
Median ALT 38(9-500) 42(9-500) 35(10-496)  
Normal 247 (51.5) 73(44.5) 174(55.1) 0.02
Raised 233 (48.5) 91(55.5) 142(44.9)  
HBV DNA level     
≥ 10e5 103 (21.5) 83 (50.9) 20 (15.3) < 0.001
< 10e5 377 (78.5) 80 (49.1) 111 (84.7)  
Anti HDV     
Reactive 169 (35.2) 41 (25) 128 (40.5) 0.001
Non reactive 311 (64.8) 123 (75) 188 (59.5)  
HDV RNA qualitative     
Positive 49 (10.2) 7 (5.7) 42 (13.8) < 0.001
Negative 67 (14) 7 (5.7) 60 (19.7)  
HBV stage     
Carrier of HBV 143 (29.8) 0 143 (45) < 0.001
Chronic active HBV 185 (38.5) 75 (45.7) 110 (34.8)  
Compensate cirrhosis with HBV 72(15) 22 (13.4) 50 (15.8) 0.48
Immunotolerant phase 80 (16.7) 60 (36.6) 20 (6.3) NS
  1. NS = not significant