Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of the study subjects according to green tea consumption at baseline

Green tea consumption (cup/d)
Total subjects (n = 18,815)
HCV and/or HbsAg positive (n = 1,499)
HCV positive (n = 1,058)
<33-4≥5Ptrend<33-4≥5Ptrend<33-4≥5Ptrend
No. subjects (%)7,023 (37.7)6,137 (32.6)5,655 (29.7)563 (37.6)508 (33.9)428 (28.5)354 (33.5)385 (36.4)319 (30.1)
Men (%)38.032.131.5<0.00146.237.440.70.05343.538.742.60.786
Smoking status (%)
    Never69.973.471.90.00961.166.160.10.61059.662.955.80.251
    Past12.011.110.916.311.214.016.712.216.0
    Current18.115.517.222.622.625.923.724.928.2
Weekly ethanol intake (%)
    Past2.01.52.5<0.0015.12.45.8<0.0016.82.67.90.031
    Less than weekly57.863.966.251.260.861.952.359.058.9
    <150 g/wk23.121.018.324.523.620.123.725.421.0
    ≥150 g/wk17.113.613.019.213.212.217.213.012.2
Body mass index (%)
    <2567.671.569.50.00770.773.069.60.70373.774.071.50.062
    25-<2717.115.716.517.214.216.815.315.616.6
    ≥2715.312.814.012.112.813.611.010.411.9
History of diabetes mellitus (%)5.84.55.50.3677.83.55.10.0459.63.46.3<0.001
Serum ALT (mean IU/L)20.819.719.5<0.00131.429.828.30.32835.831.730.60.337
Coffee consumption (%), cup/d
Almost never29.732.539.7<0.00130.735.440.2<0.00134.235.840.4<0.001
    <126.631.934.127.932.136.224.933.036.1
    1-232.627.519.730.624.017.331.623.118.5
    ≥311.18.16.510.88.56.39.38.15.0