Table 2

Nutritional parameters in patients with cirrhosis according to gender and Subjective Global Assessment grades

**SGA B

**SGA C

p value #

Normal values


Male patients with cirrhosis (n = 23)


BMI (kg/m2)

26.3 ± 3.5

18.1 ± 1.6

<0.0001

23.8


*MAMC (cm) (% < 5th percentile)

24.5 ± 3.6 (21.7)

19.4 ± 1.5 (39.1)

0.002

23.6


*TST (mm) (% < 5th percentile)

10.1 ± 3.1 0

5.9 ± 1.4 (4.3)

0.003

5


Handgrip strength (kgF)

20.8 ± 7.9

16.1 ± 6.2

0.18

34.1


Albumin (g/l)

20.9 ± 7.4

23.0 ± 5.0

0.51

35-50


Transferin (g/l)

1.7 ± 0.7

1.5 ± 0.8

0.68

1.8-2.7


Female patients with cirrhosis (n = 13.)


BMI (kg/m2)

28.9 ± 4.3

19.4 ± 2.7

0.001

24.6


MAMC (cm) (% < 5th percentile)

28.1 ± 3.6 (0)

18.0 ± 0.9 (30.8)

<0.0001

18.5


TST (mm) (% < 5th percentile)

10.9 ± 4.2 (33.3)

8.6 ± 1.1 (33.3)

0.24

12


Handgrip strength (kgF)

13.4 ± 5.2

9.1 ± 2.2

0.06

34.1


Albumin (g/l)

20.1 ± 4.4

17.2 ± 2.9

0.22

35-50


Transferin (g/l)

1.9 ± 0.5

1.2 ± 0.4

0.03

1.8-2.7


*BMI = body mass index; TST = triceps skinfold thickness; MAMC = mid-arm muscle circumference

** Subjective Global Assessment

# Student's T-test

Tai et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-27

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