TABLE 1

Demographics and clinical characteristics of patients

CovariateaData (mean ± SD) for age group:
4 mo to <2 yrs (n = 29)b2–5 yrs (n = 75)c6–11 yrs (n = 73)d12–16 yrs (n = 52)e
Age (yrs)1.0 ± 0.43.7 ± 1.29.0 ± 1.514.5 ± 1.5
Wt (kg)7.9 ± 1.715.3 ± 4.428.9 ± 9.054.4 ± 17.3
Albumin (g/liter)32.6 ± 6.933.0 ± 6.034.5 ± 5.932.9 ± 6.7
Platelets (109/liter)189.8 ± 161.8189.8 ± 182.8156.3 ± 163.5115.4 ± 132.0
Red blood cells (1012/liter)3.53 ± 0.553.49 ± 0.853.37 ± 0.773.11 ± 0.62
Creatinine (μmol/liter)28.2 ± 22.231.6 ± 15.147.2 ± 70.957.9 ± 31.7
ALT (U/liter)60.7 ± 49.547.1 ± 41.439.5 ± 41.753.4 ± 95.0
AST (U/liter)52.9 ± 39.644.8 ± 42.038.9 ± 28.471.4 ± 269.2
Total bilirubin (μmol/liter)15.0 ± 27.211.2 ± 11.611.4 ± 9.117.9 ± 24.0
  • a ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase.

  • b Except albumin (n = 26) and ALT, AST, and total bilirubin (n = 27).

  • c Except albumin (n = 71), ALT and AST (n = 73), and total bilirubin (n = 70).

  • d Except albumin (n = 67), platelets and ALT (n = 72), and AST and total bilirubin (n = 71).

  • e Except albumin, ALT, and total bilirubin (n = 50).