Table 2

Anthropometric & biochemical nutritional data of subjects age < 75 years compared with those aged 75 years or more [median(interquartile range)]

N

<75 years old

N

≥75 years old


Body weight (kg)

166

70.0 (60–79)

231

63.5 (56.5–72.5)**

BMI +

165

26 (23–28)

231

25 (22–27)*

MUAC (cm) +

175

29.5 (26.5–32.0)

259

27.5 (25.5–29.5)**

TSF (mm) +

174

16 (11–21)

259

15 (11–19)

Haemoglobin (g/dl)

181

13.3 (12–15)

259

12.8 (11–14) **

Albumin (g/L)

164

39 (36–42)

245

37 (34–40)**

Transferrin (μg/L)

143

2.15 (1.79–2.44)

199

2.10 (1.76–2.51)

Ferritin (pmol/L)

156

254 (103–497)

215

238 (124–521)

Red cell folate (nmol/L)

147

378 (437–888)

210

359 (269–504)

Vitamin B12 (pmol/L)

154

239 (170–349)

215

214 (154–337)

Vitamin B2 (EGRAC)

124

1.27 (1.18–1.40)

174

1.28 (1.18–1.38)

Plasma ascorbic acid (μmol/L)

129

21.3 (18.7–35.8)

193

15.2 (5.6–32.5)*

25OH Vit D3 (nmol/L)

107

36.0 (18.0–59.0)

145

33.0 (17.2–53.5)


** p value < 0.01, * p value < 0.05

+ body mass index (BMI), Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and triceps skin folds (TSF)

Forster and Gariballa Nutrition Journal 2005 4:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-28

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