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Table 3 Association between stage of life and anthropometric variables according to the categories of dynapenia in hospitalized cancer patients

From: Presence of dynapenia and association with anthropometric variables in cancer patients

Variables (n = 158) Without dynapenia With dynapenia p value
  n (%) n (%)  
BMI    < 0.001
 Low weight 25 (52.1) 23 (47.9)  
 Eutrophic 45 (84.9) 8 (15.1)  
 Overweight 51 (89.5) 6 (10.5)  
CC    0.706
 Reduced 68 (78.2) 19 (21.8)  
 Adequate 53 (74.6) 18 (25.4)  
AC    1.000
 Reduced 56 (76.7) 17 (23.3)  
 Adequate 65 (76.5) 20 (23.5)  
TSF    0.850
 Reduced 52 (75.4) 17 (24.6)  
 Adequate 69 (77.5) 20 (22.5)  
MAC    0.453
 Reduced 71 (78.9) 19 (21.1)  
 Adequate 50 (73.5) 18 (28.5)  
CAMA    0.258
 Reduced 75 (79.8) 19 (20.2)  
 Adequate 46 (71.9) 18 (28.1)  
DAPMTa    < 0.001
 Reduced 55 (65.5) 28 (33.7)  
 Adequate 64 (90.1) 7 (9.9)  
NDAPMTb    0.007
 Reduced 62 (69.7) 27 (30.3)  
 Adequate 57 (87.7) 7 (12.3)  
  1. GIT: gastrointestinal tract. Chi-square test. BMI Body mass index, CC Calf circumference, AC Arm circumference, TSF Tricipital skinfold, MAC Mid-arm muscle circumference, CAMA Corrected mid-upper arm muscle area, DAPMT dominant adductor pollicis muscle thickness, NDAPMT Non-dominant adductor pollicis muscle thickness; an = 154; bn = 154
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