Table 2: Distribution of patients with elevated serum Ca19.9 according to METAVIR score.

METAVIR*Group 1Group 2
HCV patients ( )HBV patients ( )
(%) (%)

F1–F326 (43.3)A14 (45.2)B
F434 (56.7)C17 (54.8)D

total60 (51.7)E31 (48.4)F

values**: A vs B = ns; C vs D = ns; A vs C 0.05, B vs D 0.05  and E vs D 0.001

Liver biopsy specimens were assessed by local pathologist for histology status and reviewed by one expert pathologist, blinded about specimens group assignment.
was calculated using a non parametric test (Mann-Whitney test).