Table 3

Multiple regression result of age, disability, co-morbidity, smoking and acute phase response on BMI, MUAC and TSF

Body mass index

MUAC (cm)

TSF (mm)


Regression coefficient (95% C.I)

P value

Regression coefficient (95% C.I)

P value

Regression coefficient (95% C.I)

P value


Age (<75; ≥ 75 yrs)

-.1.30 (-2.0 to -.27)

0.010

-1.95 (-2.7 to -1.2)

0.000

-0.02 (-0.09 to-0.01)

0.009

Barthel score (<11; ≥ 11)

-.13. (-1.3 to 1.1)

0.832

0.43 (-0.5 to 1.3)

0.352

-0.03 (-0.5 to 1.3)

0.556

Chronic illnesses

.036 (-.20 to .41)

0.508

-0.02 (-0.2 to 0.3)

0.618

-0.05 (-0.01 to 0.02)

0.310

All medications

-.035 (-.32 to .16)

0.523

-0.14 (-0.3 to 0.1)

0.162

0.02 (-0.01 to 0.01)

0.772

Smoking (Never, Ex, Current)

-1.16 (-1.78 to -.55)

0.000

-0.87 (-1.4 to -0.4)

0.001

-0.02 (-0.08 to -0.02)

0.000

CRP (≤10, >10 mg/L)

.01 (-.94 to 1.7)

0.062

-0.02 (-0.7 to 0.8)

0.824

0.05 (-0.02 to 0.06)

0.305


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

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