Table 2

Factors predicting sustained virological response (SVR)*

VariableUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis
OR95% CIOR95% CI
Demographics
 Age ≤50 years1.600.92 to 2.78
 Male gender0.760.44 to 1.30
 African–American race0.160.07 to 0.350.200.07 to 0.54
Comorbid conditions
 BMI (<30)1.160.66 to 2.02
 Diabetes0.380.16 to 0.91
Disease-related
 Genotype 1 infection0.180.10 to 0.340.250.13 to 0.50
 Albumin <3.5 g/dL0.220.06 to 0.76
 Presence of cirrhosis0.230.12 to 0.470.260.12 to 0.58
 WCC <6600/µL0.820.48 to 1.40
 Platelet count ≥150 000/µL2.871.40 to 5.91
  • *SVR with BMI <30=52/143 (36%) compared with 30/94 (32%) for BMI≥30; SVR with age ≤50 years=61/149 (41%) compared with 22/93 (24%) for age >50 years; SVR with platelet count ≥150 000/µL=70/180 (39%) compared with 11/59 (19%) for platelet count <150 000/µL.

  • BMI, body mass index; WCC, white cell count.