Table 5: Correlation coefficients ( ) of different parameters in patients with CHC ( ).

Parameters/groupsAdjusted-apelin (ng/mL)
ASCFibrosisCirrhosis

202033
TNF-α (pg/mL)0.26NS−0.212NS−0.488**
HOMA-IR0.665**0.202NS0.18NS

= Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients. **, ***Correlation is significant at the 0.01, 0.001 level. NS: nonsignificant correlation.