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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Low tongue pressure in peritoneal dialysis patients as a risk factor for malnutrition and sarcopenia: a cross-sectional study

  All Males Females p value
Number of patients 105 77 (73.3%) 28 (26.7%)  
Age (years) 67.0 ± 13.5 65.8 ± 13.2 70.0 ± 13.9 0.156
DM 26.7% 23 (29.9%) 5 (17.2%) 0.224
BMI (kg/m2) 23.1 ± 4.23 23.8 ± 4.10 21.5 ± 4.13 0.011*
Prevalence of sarcopenia 13.3% 11.8% 17.2% 0.525
D/Pcr 0.57 ± 0.10 0.58 ± 0.10 0.56 ± 0.10 0.402
wtKt/V 1.97 ± 0.67 1.99 ± 0.70 1.92 ± 0.60 0.661
PD duration (months) 56.2 ± 45.8 53.7 ± 44.7 62.9 ± 49.0 0.365
Grip strength (kg) 25.9 ± 9.17 29.1 ± 8.11 17.0 ± 5.31 < 0.001***
SMI (kg/m2) 7.7 ± 1.41 7.9 ± 1.40 7.1 ± 1.33 0.020*
  1. Values expressed as mean ± SD or number (percent)
  2. *p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001