Table 2: The characteristics of the study population.

HCCNon-HCC

Age (years) 52.45 ± 4.651.95 ± 2.8NS
Sex (male, %)75.40%74.84%NS
HBV infection time (month)15.4 ± 3.413.8 ± 4.60.053
BMI (kg/m2)20.4 ± 2.422.1 ± 1.90.03
Serum AFP (ng/mL)3546 ± 224

% %

Heavy alcohol intake, (%)
 Yes15234.86%10920.49%0.034
 No28465.14%42379.51%
Smoking status, (%)532
 Smokers 12227.98%9822.69%
 Nonsmokers 31472.02%33477.31%NS
Family cancer history
 Yes7216.51%9016.92%NS
 No36483.49%44283.08%
Liver cirrhosis (%)
 Yes21348.85%19536.65%<0.001
 No22351.15%33763.35%