Table 4

Results of the uni and multivariate analysis of the anthropometric parameters on the nutritional evaluation of cirrhotic groups.

Univariate Analysis


Hypothesis

IBW

BMI

AMC

AMC deplet.

TSF

TSF deplet.

AMA

AFA

CHI

Multivariate Analysis


Four equal groups

0.103

0.112

0.195

0.217

0.004

0.406

0.343

0.170

0.001

0.001

Three equal cirrhotic groups

0.019

0.059

0.001

ALC = ALC + VHC

0.027

0.557

0.771

ALC = HCV

0.648

0.061

0.001

ALC + HCV = HCV

0.006

0.026

0.002


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.

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

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