Table 3

Subjective Global Assessment in varying severity and aetiologies of cirrhosis

SGA grade B n (%)

SGA grade C n (%)

p value #


Severity of cirrhosis

Child-Pugh B (n = 16)

12 (75)

4 (25)

0.48

Child-Pugh C (n = 20)

12 (60)

8 (40)


Aetiology of cirrhosis

Viral Hepatitis (n = 15)

11 (73.3)

4 (26.7)

0.93

Alcoholic (n = 12)

7 (58.3)

5 (41.7)

0.57

Cryptogenic (n = 7)

5 (71.4)

2 (28.6)

0.81

Autoimmune (n = 2)

1 (50)

1 (50)

0.58


# Chi-square test

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

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