Table 3

Mean and median values of anthropometric and biochemical measures for patients with Alzheimer's disease in the different groups

Control

Education

Supplementation

Kruskal-Wallis

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Mean

Median

Calculated H

p

Significance


Height

1.57

1.57

1.54

1.54

1.58

1.56

02.20

0.333

N.S.

CW

-2.20

(61.87 - 60.65)

-1.81

(57.60 - 55.70)

1.19

(54.29 - 50.00)

0.32

(54.54 - 51.70)

6.66

(54.70 - 57.93)

4.37

(53.55 - 56.80)

22.12

<0.001

S > C and E

BMI

-2.21

(24.81 - 24.32)

-1.82

(23.55 - 22.80)

1.19

(22.71 - 22.84)

0.31

(23.82 - 23.90)

6.55

(21.66 - 22.98)

4.37

(22.38 - 23.15)

21.94

<0.001

S > C and E

AC

-0.41

(26.14 - 26.07)

0.00

(26.40 - 26.30)

1.87

(24.72 - 25.11)

2.34

(25.60 - 26.00)

5.44

(23.99 - 25.20)

4.76

(23.90 - 24.80)

12.99

0.002

S > C and E

TSF

2.20

(15.67 - 15.85)

0.00

(15.00 - 16.00)

2.32

(14.20 - 16.40)

1.00

(14.00 - 16.00)

1.44

(11.54 - 13.55)

1.58

(12.00 - 14.00)

3.98

0.136

N.S.

AMC

-0.19

(21.21 - 21.60)

-0.90

(21.12 - 21.01)

-1.27

(20.25 - 19.96)

-2.06

(19.80 - 19.66)

3.43

(20.36 - 21.01)

2.54

(20.44 - 20.93)

8.67

0.013

S > C and E

Total prot.

0.09

(06.94 - 06.95)

0.00

(07.00 - 06.90)

-1.04

(06.55 - 06.84)

-1.39

(06.80 - 06.80)

4.30

(06.46 - 07.02)

3.28

(06.8 - 07.00)

6.17

0.046

S > C and E

Albumin

-3.15

(04.31 - 04.17)

-4.35

(04.30 - 04.10)

-4.06

(04.05 - 04.08)

-4.54

(04.20 - 04.20)

0.69

(03.81 - 04.07)

0.00

(04.20 - 04.20)

2.54

0.281

N.S.

TLC

13.43

(2045.24 - 2279.46)

10.50

(2034.35 - 2416.04)

-1.06

(1888.85 - 1835.25)

-1.41

(1852.40 - 1806.12)

12.57

(1464.20 - 1808.68)

10.68

(1541.10 - 1582.50)

7.94

0.019

S and E > C


CW = Current Weight (kg); BMI = Body Mass Index (Kg/m2); AC = Arm Circumference (cm); TSF = Triceps Skin fold (mm) and AMC = Arm Muscle Circumference (cm); Total prot. = total serum protein (μg/dl); TLC = Total Lymphocyte Count (mm3); p: significance level; N.S. = not significant

Pivi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:98   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-98

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