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Table 1 Patient profile

From: Anthropometric, biochemical and clinical assessment of malnutrition in Malaysian patients with advanced cirrhosis

  Patients with cirrhosis n = 36
Age 59.8 ± 12.8 years
Gender (Male: Female) 1.8: 1
Ethnicity Malay n = 11 (30.6%)
Chinese n-14 (38.9%)
Indian n = 11 (30.6%)
Child-Pugh grade Child Pugh B n = 16 (44.4%)
Child Pugh C n = 20 (55.6%)
Aetiology/Child-Pugh grade C Alcohol n = 12 (33.3%) 8/12
  Viral hepatitis n = 15 (41.6%) 10/15
  Autoimmune n = 2 (5.6%) 1/2
  Cryptogenic n = 7 (19.4%) 1/7
Reason for admission Tense ascites with need for paracentesis n = 15 (41.7%)
Infection n = 7 (19.4%)
Diarrhoea n = 3 (8.3%)
Abdominal pain n = 2 (5.6%)
Upper gastrointestinal bleed n = 2 (5.6%)
Diabetic ketoacidosis n = 2 (5.6%)
Others n = 5 (13.9%)
Mean CRP (mg/litre) 4.54 ± 4.87
BMI (kg/m²) 24.3 ± 5
Caloric Intake (Kcal/kg/day) 15.2 kcal/kg/day