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Table 2 Nutritional parameters in patients with cirrhosis according to gender and Subjective Global Assessment grades

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

  **SGA B **SGA C p value # Normal values
  Male patients with cirrhosis (n = 23)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.3 ± 3.5 18.1 ± 1.6 <0.0001 23.8
*MAMC (cm) (% < 5th percentile) 24.5 ± 3.6 (21.7) 19.4 ± 1.5 (39.1) 0.002 23.6
*TST (mm) (% < 5th percentile) 10.1 ± 3.1 0 5.9 ± 1.4 (4.3) 0.003 5
Handgrip strength (kgF) 20.8 ± 7.9 16.1 ± 6.2 0.18 34.1
Albumin (g/l) 20.9 ± 7.4 23.0 ± 5.0 0.51 35-50
Transferin (g/l) 1.7 ± 0.7 1.5 ± 0.8 0.68 1.8-2.7
  Female patients with cirrhosis (n = 13.)
BMI (kg/m2) 28.9 ± 4.3 19.4 ± 2.7 0.001 24.6
MAMC (cm) (% < 5th percentile) 28.1 ± 3.6 (0) 18.0 ± 0.9 (30.8) <0.0001 18.5
TST (mm) (% < 5th percentile) 10.9 ± 4.2 (33.3) 8.6 ± 1.1 (33.3) 0.24 12
Handgrip strength (kgF) 13.4 ± 5.2 9.1 ± 2.2 0.06 34.1
Albumin (g/l) 20.1 ± 4.4 17.2 ± 2.9 0.22 35-50
Transferin (g/l) 1.9 ± 0.5 1.2 ± 0.4 0.03 1.8-2.7
  1. *BMI = body mass index; TST = triceps skinfold thickness; MAMC = mid-arm muscle circumference
  2. ** Subjective Global Assessment
  3. # Student's T-test