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Table 3 Results of anthropometric parameters of the nutritional evaluation in the four groups by univariate analysis.

From: Different degrees of malnutrition and immunological alterations according to the aetiology of cirrhosis: a prospective and sequential study

PARAMETERS ALCOHOL ALCOHOL+HCV HCV CONTROL P
  N M DP N M DP N M DP N M DP  
% IBM 33 112.19 19.78 20 107.08 18.00 24 118.45 14.92 32 107.08 19.93 0.103
BMI (Kg/m2) 33 25.75 4.30 20 24.70 3.98 24 26.49 3.28 32 24.00 4.33 0.112
TSF 33 9.36 5.42 20 9.25 3.27 24 11.79 3.12 32 12.88 5.92 0.004
% TSF deplet. 33 71.15 39.46 20 71.67 24.87 24 76.13 18.78 32 83.35 32.75 0.406
AMC 33 26.36 2.76 20 26.22 2.64 24 26.07 3.17 32 24.93 2.93 0.195
% AMC deplet. 33 -4.44 12.51 20 -3.28 12.91 24 -10.19 14.20 32 -4.33 10.79 0.217
AMA (mm2) 33 6.458.89 3.105.85 20 6.235.15 2.933.54 24 7.254.22 3.372.00 32 5.794.70 2.536.05 0.343
AFA (mm2) 33 -869.33 2.013.75 20 -712.69 1.857.64 24 -1.768.83 2.155.96 32 -784.14 1.442.71 0.170
CHI 31 61.59 21.00 20 55.50 25.57 23 80.44 45.90 29 103.27 44.97 0.001
  1. Where: % IBW = percentage of ideal body weight; BMI = body mass index; AMC = arm muscle circunference; % AMC deplet. = percentage of AMC depletion; TSF = triceps skinfold; % TSF deplet. = percentage of TSF depletion; AMA = arm muscle area; AFA = arm fat area; CHI = creatinine height index. Note: The ALC+HCV group presented the lowest TSF mean values, while the HCV group showed the highest values for CHI. In the multivariate analysis, only HCV group was nutritionally distinct from other cirrhotic group.