Table 4

Multiple regression result of age, disability, co-morbidity, smoking and acute phase response on haemoglobin, Serum albumin and vitamin C

Haemoglobin (g/dl)

Serum Albumin g/L

Vitamin C μmol/L


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)

-0.4 (-0.9 to -0.03)

0.035

-1.5(-2.3 to -0.7)

0.000

-4.4 (-9.2 to .41)

0.073

Barthel score (<11; ≥ 11)

1.0 (0.5 to 1.6)

0.000

2.5 (1.5 to 3.5)

0.000

5.6 (-0.4 to 11.5)

0.066

Chronic illnesses

0.02 (-0.11 to 0.18)

0.650

0.2 (-0.1 to 0.5)

0.190

0.3 (-1.3 to 2.0)

0.709

All medications

-0.03 (-0.15 to 0.08)

0.575

0.04 (-0.1 to .3)

0.407

0.8 (-0.5 to 2.1)

0.225

Smoking (Never, Ex, Current.)

0.03 (-0.19 to 0.39)

0.514

-0.38 (-0.9 to 1.9)

0.191

-3.8 (-7.1 to -.53)

0.023

CRP (≤10, >10 mg/L)

-0.9 (-1.3 to -0.5)

0.000

-3.7 (-4.6 to -2.9)

0.000

-6.5 (-11.5 to -1.5)

0.011


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

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