Table 1: Results of related indices in different stages (mean ± SD).

Stages of hepatic fibrosis HALNPIIIPCIVCTGF

S010
S111
S222
S311
S413
F 54.52 5.431 34.753 15.320 149.680
P0.000*0.001*0.000*0.000*0.000*

. *denotes , and the difference showed statistical significance.
Pairwise comparison. HA: pairwise comparison between S0 and S1 stage showed no significant difference, whereas pair comparisons of other stages showed a significant difference. LN: pairwise comparison between S0 and S1 stage, S0 and S2 stage, and S3 and S4 stage showed no significant difference, whereas pair comparisons of other stages showed statistical significance. PIIIP: pairwise comparison between S1 and S2 stage and S3 and S4 stage showed no significant difference, whereas pair comparisons of other stages showed statistical significance. CIV: pairwise comparison between S0 and S1 stage and S2 and S3 stage showed no significant difference, whereas pair comparisons of other stages showed statistical significance. CTGF: the comparison between different liver fibrosis stages showed statistical significance.