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Table 3 The mean liver stiffness values (estimated by MRE) in relation to age, sex, and BMI of the study participants (n = 37)

From: Hepatic magnetic resonance elastography: can it be an alternative to invasive biopsy preceding living donor liver transplantation?

Parameters Liver stiffness (in kPa) F P value
Range Mean ± SD
Age ( in years) < 35 (n = 27/37; 72.97%) 1.95–2.20 2.06 ± 0.11 26.34 0.0687
≥ 35 (n = 10/37; 27.03%) 1.92–2.17 2.04 ± 0.12
Gender Males (n = 28/37; 75.68%) 1.20–2.97 2.03 ± 0.14 0.52 0.60
Females (n = 9/37; 24.32 %) 0.98–2.88 1.99 ± 0.13
BMI (kg/ m2) < 25 25 (67.57 %) 1.57–2.09 1.96 ± 0.21 17.25 < 0.001*
≥ 25 12 (32.43 %) 2.45–3.05 2.65 ± 0.15
  1. Data are expressed as numbers and percent (n; %), as well as mean ± standard deviation (SD)
  2. MRE magnetic resonance elastography, kPa kilopascal, BMI body mass index, kg/m2 kilograms per square millimeters, F Fisher’s exact test, * significant if P value < 0.05