Table 1.

Baseline patient characteristics

Patient characteristicsAll patients (N = 442)
Age, y52.8 (23.6–82.4)
Gender (% male)259 (58.6%)
Race, n (%)
 Caucasian403 (93.3)
 Black13 (3.0)
 Hispanic8 (1.9)
BMI, kg/m228.8 (17.0–68.6)
Etiology, n (%)
 Hepatitis C209 (47.3)
 Hepatitis B18 (4.1)
 Alcohol64 (14.5)
 Cryptogenic85 (19.2)
 Other66 (14.9)
Esophageal varices, n (%)
 None101 (27.4)
 Grade I102 (27.6)
 Grade II–III166 (45.0)
Presence of ascites, n (%)268 (60.6)
Presence of hepatic encephalopathy, n (%)149 (33.7)
Platelet count (×1,000/mm3)97 (20–426)
Bilirubin, mg/dL1.2 (0.2–10.3)
Albumin, g/dL3.4 (1.5–5.2)
INR1.2 (0.9–2.1)
AFP, ng/mL3.9 (0.6–238.3)
MELD9 (6–17)
Child Pugh score7 (5–11)
Child Pugh, n (%)
 Child A189 (42.9)
 Child B231 (52.5)
 Child C20 (4.6)

NOTE: All continuous data expressed as median (range) unless otherwise specified

Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.