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Table 2 Anthropometric & biochemical nutritional data of subjects age < 75 years compared with those aged 75 years or more [median(interquartile range)]

From: Age as a determinant of nutritional status: A cross sectional study

  N <75 years old N ≥75 years old
Body weight (kg) 166 70.0 (60–79) 231 63.5 (56.5–72.5)**
BMI + 165 26 (23–28) 231 25 (22–27)*
MUAC (cm) + 175 29.5 (26.5–32.0) 259 27.5 (25.5–29.5)**
TSF (mm) + 174 16 (11–21) 259 15 (11–19)
Haemoglobin (g/dl) 181 13.3 (12–15) 259 12.8 (11–14) **
Albumin (g/L) 164 39 (36–42) 245 37 (34–40)**
Transferrin (μg/L) 143 2.15 (1.79–2.44) 199 2.10 (1.76–2.51)
Ferritin (pmol/L) 156 254 (103–497) 215 238 (124–521)
Red cell folate (nmol/L) 147 378 (437–888) 210 359 (269–504)
Vitamin B 12 (pmol/L) 154 239 (170–349) 215 214 (154–337)
Vitamin B 2 (EGRAC) 124 1.27 (1.18–1.40) 174 1.28 (1.18–1.38)
Plasma ascorbic acid (μmol/L) 129 21.3 (18.7–35.8) 193 15.2 (5.6–32.5)*
25OH Vit D 3 (nmol/L) 107 36.0 (18.0–59.0) 145 33.0 (17.2–53.5)
  1. ** p value < 0.01, * p value < 0.05
  2. + body mass index (BMI), Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and triceps skin folds (TSF)