TABLE 1.

Clinical characteristics of patients at time of study

CharacteristicResult for chronic HCV patient type (n):
NT (11)NR (12)R (12)SVR (12)
Mean age (yr) (range)54 (39-74)53 (40-62)45 (34-72)45 (32-61)
No. of patients with HCV genotype:
    19767
    20000
    30163
    41101
    NDa1301
No. of viremic patients111200
Mean ALTb (IU/ml) (range)89 (48-158)57 (48-163)33.5 (12-80)26 (9-85)
No. of patients receiving therapy regimen
    Ribavirin0300
    IFN + ribavirin0470
    PEG-IFNc + ribavirin0530
    None (not treated)110212
  • a ND, not determined.

  • b ALT, alanine amino transferase.

  • c PEG-IFN, pegylated interferon.