Table 2: Comparison between groups positive for anti-HEV IgG and groups negative for anti-HEV IgG regarding all parameters.

HEV-IgG
Negative Positive P
Age 34.07±8.79 42.00±9.70 <0.001*
Albumin (g/dl) 4.28±.41 4.23±.35 0.48
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) 70±.35 .73±.31 0.5
AST(IU/L) 27.17±11.64 31.28±14.28* 0.04*
ALT(IU/L) 31.03±13.95 34.28±10.74 0.13
Sex Male 106 70.7% 32 64.0% 0.37
Female 44 29.3% 18 36.0%
Residence Rural 62 41.3% 38 76.0% <0.001*
Urban 88 58.7% 12 24.0%
Anti- HCV-IgG Negative 138 92.0% 38 76.0% 0.003*
Positive 12 8.0% 12 24.0%
HBs-Ag Negative 148 98.7% 48 96.0% 0.26
Positive 2 1.3% 2 4.0%
Education Educated 144 96.0% 46 92.0% 0.27
Non-educated 6 4.0% 4 8.0%
Work Agricultural workers 148 98.7% 46 92.0% 0.035*
Non-Agricultural workers 2 1.3% 4 8%

Data expressed as mean ±SD or as frequency (Number-percent) P: Probability
* significance <0.05 Test used: Student’s t-test for data expressed as mean±SD and Chi-square or Fisher’s exact test for data expressed as frequency