Table I. Clinical backgrounds of patients with NAFLD (n = 54)
FactorNAFL (n = 7)NASH (n = 47)p Value
Age (y)34 (15–67)58 (16–78)0.0056
Male/female7/024/23ND
ALT (IU/L)123 (26–425)82 (17–443)0.19
Platelet count (104/μl)27 (19–39)20 (4.1–35.2)0.0034
Body mass index (kg/m2)26 (22–31)27 (22–47)0.062
  • Data are presented as the median (range) or number.

  • The p values correspond to the comparison between NAFL group and NASH group. Wilcoxon test was used.

  • ND, not determined.