Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Demographic features of patients with and without viral hepatitis

From: Should patients with abnormal liver function tests in primary care be tested for chronic viral hepatitis: cost minimisation analysis based on a comprehensively tested cohort

  Total Viral Hepatitis Not Viral Hepatitis
N 1236 13 1223
Age    
Mean (SD) 57.7 (15.2) 54.0 (15.9) 57.7 (15.2)
Sex    
Male 693 (56.1%) 9 (69.2%) 684 (55.9%)
Female 543 (43.9%) 4 (30.8%) 539 (44.1%)
Ethnic group    
White 1023 (82.8%) 3 (23.1%) 1020 (83.4%)
Asian 88 (7.1%) 5 (38.5%) 83 (6.8%)
Black 53 (4.3%) 3 (23.1%) 50 (4.1%)
Other 38 (3.1%) 2 (15.4%) 36 (2.9%)
Missing 34 (2.8%) - 34 (2.8%)
Reason    
Abdominal signs/symptoms 69 (5.6%) 1 (7.7%) 68 (5.6%)
Non-abdominal signs/symptoms 302 (24.4%) 6 (46.2%) 296 (24.2%)
Diagnosis - Alcohol abuse 17 (1.4%) 0 (0.0%) 17 (1.4%)
Review - CVD 50 (4.0%) 0 (0.0%) 50 (4.1%)
Review - Cholesterol 53 (4.3%) 0 (0.0%) 53 (4.3%)
Review - Hypertension 147 (11.9%) 2 (15.4%) 145 (11.9%)
Review - Diabetes 216 (17.5%) 2 (15.4%) 214 (17.5%)
Review - Medication 92 (7.5%) 0 (0.0%) 92 (7.4%)
Medical - Review other 290 (23.5%) 2 (15.4%) 288 (23.5%)
  1. CVD: Cardiovascular Disease