α-tocoferol, μmol/L P-value Retinol, μmol/L P-value
Parameter <12 μmol/L (n=36) (1) 12-42 μmol/L (n=17) (2)   <1.05 μmol/L (n=35) (3) 1.05-2.8 μmol/L (n=18) (4)  
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 31.4 ± 3.9 30.5 ± 5.6 0.467 31.6 ± 4.6 30.3 ± 4.3 0.326
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 19.4 ± 2.9 20.4 ± 3.6 0.305 19.7 ± 3.5 19.7 ± 2.5 0.959
Frequent alcohol use (>2 drinks daily) (%(n) 34.3% (10) 44.4%(8) 0.239 35.3%(12) 52.6%(10) 0.155
Frequent cigarette use (>1 pack daily) (%(n) 46.9%(15) 47.6%(10) 1.000 23.5%(8) 47.4%(9) 0.064
Injecting illicit drug use (%(n)) 22.2%(8) 41.2%(7) 0.197 17.1%(6) 38.9%(7) 0.101
Hepatitis
B 16.7%(6) (0)  0.160 14.3%(5) 5.6%(1) 0.651
C 19.4%(7) 17.6%(3) 1.000 17.1%(6) 22.2%(4) 0.719
B+C 33.3%(12) 5.9%(1) 0.041* 14.3%(5) 33.3%(6) 0.154
Receiving HAART (%(n)) 30.6% (11) 52.9%(9) 0.233 35.3%(12) 42.1%(8) 0.911
Table 1: Characteristics of Patients of Four Groups. *significant differences.
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