Table 4: Variable associations with presence of hepatic steatosis.

No steatosis
( 𝑛 = 2 4 1 )
Hepatic steatosis
( 𝑛 = 1 1 3 )
𝑃 values

Gender (males%)136 (56.4)59 (52.2) 0.457
Age 40 years ( 𝑛 %)132 (55.0)71 (65.1) 0.075
IVDU ( 𝑛 %)80 (33.3)31 (27.4) 0.265
Alcohol abuse ( 𝑛 %)20 (8.5)21 (20.0)0.003
BMI (kg/m2) 2 3 . 6 ± 3 . 5 2 3 . 6 ± 4 . 8 0.988
Overweight ( 𝑛 %)18 (34.6)30 (37.5) 0.736
Genotype distribution 0.721
 Genotype 1117 (49.4)46 (43.0)
 Genotype 215 (6.3)8 (7.5)
 Genotype 376 (32.1)37 (34.6)
 Genotype 429 (12.2)16 (15.0)
High viral load ( 𝑛 %)27 (32.9)40 (54.1) 0.008
Abnormal ALT ( 𝑛 %)231 (97.9)98 (92.5) 0.015
Abnormal AST ( 𝑛 %)202 (89.0)74 (79.6) 0.026
Severe inflammation ( 𝑛 %)5 (2.2)12 (12.0)<0.001
Advanced fibrosis ( 𝑛 %)22 (9.2)34 (30.1)<0.001
Cirrhosis ( 𝑛 %)9 (3.8)12 (10.6) 0.011
SVR ( 𝑛 %)185 (76.8)64 (56.6)<0.001