Table 3

Results of anthropometric parameters of the nutritional evaluation in the four groups by univariate analysis.

PARAMETERS

ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL+HCV

HCV

CONTROL

P


N

M

DP

N

M

DP

N

M

DP

N

M

DP


% IBM

33

112.19

19.78

20

107.08

18.00

24

118.45

14.92

32

107.08

19.93

0.103

BMI (Kg/m2)

33

25.75

4.30

20

24.70

3.98

24

26.49

3.28

32

24.00

4.33

0.112

TSF

33

9.36

5.42

20

9.25

3.27

24

11.79

3.12

32

12.88

5.92

0.004

% TSF deplet.

33

71.15

39.46

20

71.67

24.87

24

76.13

18.78

32

83.35

32.75

0.406

AMC

33

26.36

2.76

20

26.22

2.64

24

26.07

3.17

32

24.93

2.93

0.195

% AMC deplet.

33

-4.44

12.51

20

-3.28

12.91

24

-10.19

14.20

32

-4.33

10.79

0.217

AMA (mm2)

33

6.458.89

3.105.85

20

6.235.15

2.933.54

24

7.254.22

3.372.00

32

5.794.70

2.536.05

0.343

AFA (mm2)

33

-869.33

2.013.75

20

-712.69

1.857.64

24

-1.768.83

2.155.96

32

-784.14

1.442.71

0.170

CHI

31

61.59

21.00

20

55.50

25.57

23

80.44

45.90

29

103.27

44.97

0.001


Where: % IBW = percentage of ideal body weight; BMI = body mass index; AMC = arm muscle circunference; % AMC deplet. = percentage of AMC depletion; TSF = triceps skinfold; % TSF deplet. = percentage of TSF depletion; AMA = arm muscle area; AFA = arm fat area; CHI = creatinine height index. Note: The ALC+HCV group presented the lowest TSF mean values, while the HCV group showed the highest values for CHI. In the multivariate analysis, only HCV group was nutritionally distinct from other cirrhotic group.

Caly et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:10   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-10

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