TABLE 4

Iron status in NAFLD patients

Mean ± SD (range)Cutoff valuePrevalence in percent (95% CI)
Serum iron (μmol/l)18 ± 5 (9–32)>2510 (2–27)
Total transferrin (μmol/l)61 ± 14 (33–118)<457 (1–22)
Transferrin saturation (%)30 ± 8 (14–50)>3330 (15–49)
Ferritin (ng/ml)301 ± 304 (22–1581)>25043 (25–63)
Heterozygosity for HFE4 cases*13 (4–31)
  • Prevalence given is of values outside normal range.

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    * All cases had a heterozygosity for mutation His63Asp.