Table 1

Description of the six models and underlying rationale for the model

Model numberModel nameSupplementary tableDescription
1Full modelOnline supplemental table 2All the parameters studied are included (socio-demographic, biophysical and biochemical values)
2Non-invasive modelOnline supplemental table 3All the non-invasive parameters are included. This model can be used in any community health set-up with minimal equipment
3Budget modelOnline supplemental table 4In addition to the non-invasive model, this model includes low-cost biochemical parameters.
4Model without liver enzymesOnline supplemental table 5The highest number of missing values in this study is from AST, ALT and GGT. This model was created to avoid the effects of the above missing values. This model includes all parameters in the full model except AST, ALT and GGT
5Model with non-invasive parameters and liver enzymesOnline supplemental table 6This model was created to determine the effect of liver enzymes together with non-invasive parameters
6Model with anthropometric parameters and lipid profileOnline supplemental table 7This model was created to determine the effect of lipid profile together with non-invasive parameters
  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; GGT, gamma-glutamyl transferase.