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Table 5 Odd ratios for Hepatitis C patients and controls according to quintile of serum fatty acids

From: A comparative study of serum lipid contents in pre and post IFN-alpha treated acute hepatitis C patients

Fatty acids Odds ratio (95 % confidence interval)  
1st Quartile 2nd Quartile 3rd Quartile 4th Quartile 5th Quartile P value
Reference
C – 14:0 1.00 1.8(0.4 – 9.3) 2.3(0.6 – 9.4) 2.6(0.5 – 13.4) 2.0 (0.04– 97.8) 0.0003
C - 16 : 0 1.00 1.8(0.3 – 13.5) 1.9(0.3 – 12.9) 3.4(0.6 – 20.3) 2.6(0.4 – 20.6) 0.0002
C - 18 : 0 1.00 0.3(0.06 – 1.7) 0.5(0.1 – 2.1) 0.8(0.2 – 3.3) 1.6(0.2 – 11.9) 0.21
C - 20 : 0 1.00 0.5(0.05 – 3.2) 0.9(0.02 – 35.3) 0.3(0.01 – 3.6) 1.9(0.1 – 53.4) 0.22
C - 14 : 1 1.00 0.8(0.02 – 35.8) 0.4(0.01 – 7.6) 0.4(0.01 – 7.6) 0.8(0.02 – 35.8) 0.27
C - 16 : 1 1.00 1.4(0.2 – 8.5) 2.1(0.4 – 11.1) 2.5(0.5 – 14.8) 1.4(0.2 – 8.7) 0.12
C - 18 : 1 1.00 2.7(0.4 – 18.8) 2.8(0.5 – 17.2) 1.1(0.2 – 7.9) 2.0(0.2 – 17.6) 0.411
C - 22 : 1 1.00 1.8(0.4 – 9.3) 2.5(0.6 – 11.1) 1.3(0.2 – 9.6) 2.7(0.6 – 12.2) 0.001
C - 18 : 2 1.00 0.5(0.08 – 2.3) 0.9(0.04 – 0.8) 0.2(0.04 – 0.9) 0.1(0.01 – 0.8) 0.002
C - 18 : 3 1.00 0.3(0.03 – 1.9) 0.1(0.004 - 0.8) 0.7(0.02 – 27.9) 0.4(0.01 – 5.5) 0.009
C - 20 : 4 1.00 0.8(0.1 - 4.6) 0.5(0.08 – 3.6) 0.5(0.08 – 3.3) 0.2(0.004 – 3.1) 0.008
C - 20 : 5 1.00 0.3(0.08 – 1.3) 0.2(0.008 – 1.9) 0.4(0.007 – 2.4) 0.7(0.07 – 8.0) 0.07
C - 20 : 3 1.00 0.1(0.005 – 1.0) 0.3(0.01 – 3.2) 0.8(0.02 – 31.2) 0.8(0.07 – 8.7) 0.17