Table 3

Values of hemoglobin levels according to predefined groups
All Cachectic Non-cachectic p-value (C vs. NC)
All 12.53 (+/−2.1) 11.73 (+/−2.0) 12.90 (+/−2.0) p = 0.039*
Hematological 12.70 (+/−2.3) 11.20 (+/−2.2) 13.27 (+/−2.0) p = 0.003*
Non-hematological 12.38 (+/−1.9) 12.09 (+/−1.8) 12.53 (+/−2.0) p = 0.27
p-value (H vs. NH) p = 0.33 p = 0.16 p = 0.07

Abbreviations H = hematological, NH = non-hematological, C = cachectic, NC = non-cachectic. Values of hemoglobin levels are in g/dl. *statistically significant.

(mean +/− standard deviation).

Letilovic et al.

Letilovic et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:6   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-6

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