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Table 3 Multiple regression result of age, disability, co-morbidity, smoking and acute phase response on BMI, MUAC and TSF

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

  Body mass index MUAC (cm) TSF (mm)  
  Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value
Age (<75; ≥ 75 yrs) -.1.30 (-2.0 to -.27) 0.010 -1.95 (-2.7 to -1.2) 0.000 -0.02 (-0.09 to-0.01) 0.009
Barthel score (<11; ≥ 11) -.13. (-1.3 to 1.1) 0.832 0.43 (-0.5 to 1.3) 0.352 -0.03 (-0.5 to 1.3) 0.556
Chronic illnesses .036 (-.20 to .41) 0.508 -0.02 (-0.2 to 0.3) 0.618 -0.05 (-0.01 to 0.02) 0.310
All medications -.035 (-.32 to .16) 0.523 -0.14 (-0.3 to 0.1) 0.162 0.02 (-0.01 to 0.01) 0.772
Smoking (Never, Ex, Current) -1.16 (-1.78 to -.55) 0.000 -0.87 (-1.4 to -0.4) 0.001 -0.02 (-0.08 to -0.02) 0.000
CRP (≤10, >10 mg/L) .01 (-.94 to 1.7) 0.062 -0.02 (-0.7 to 0.8) 0.824 0.05 (-0.02 to 0.06) 0.305