Table 1.

Age- and daily alcohol intake-adjusted ALT (natural log transformed) levels of subjects classified by HCV type and sex

SexMean ALT level (U/liter) of subjects with HCV typea:Total
1a/1b2a, 2a/2b, 2a/cUntypeableRNA(−)
Maleb3.38 ± 0.083.31 ± 0.073.31 ± 0.242.86 ± 0.103.21 ± 0.07c
Femaled3.18 ± 0.093.23 ± 0.072.43 ± 0.282.82 ± 0.102.91 ± 0.08
Totale3.28 ± 0.063.27 ± 0.052.87 ± 0.182.84 ± 0.07
  • a Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) revealed no significant interaction of sex and HCV genotype for mean ALT levels.

  • b P < 0.05, RNA(−) compared with 1a/1b and with 2a, 2a/2b, 2a/c.

  • c P < 0.05, compared with total for females.

  • d P < 0.05, RNA(−) compared with 1a/1b and with 2a, 2a/2b, 2a/c.

  • e P < 0.05, RNA(−) compared with 1a/1b and with 2a, 2a/2b, 2a/c.