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Table 4 Spearman’s correlation coefficient between tongue pressure and MIA associated factors

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

  Female (n = 28) Male (n = 77) All (n = 105)
Variables r p value r p value r p value
Age − 0.48 0.010* − 0.39 0.0004*** − 0.44 < 0.0001***
Alb 0.30 0.124 0.23 0.043* 0.29 0.002**
BMI − 0.13 0.504 0.26 0.024* 0.24 0.016*
BNP − 0.23 0.236 − 0.04 0.717 − 0.16 0.107
CAVI − 0.17 0.412 − 0.22 0.056 − 0.18 0.075
CRP − 0.24 0.213 − 0.13 0.245 − 0.14 0.142
IL-6 − 0.12 0.577 − 0.16 0.158 − 0.14 0.175
LVMI 0.02 0.918 0.10 0.384 0.04 0.693
nPNA 0.22 0.28 − 0.04 0.761 − 0.05 0.591
Grip strength 0.43 0.027* 0.38 0.0006*** 0.48 < 0.0001***
PRAB 0.19 0.349 0.24 0.039* 0.23 0.018*
SMI 0.12 0.564 0.34 0.003** 0.33 0.0008***
  1. r correlation coefficient
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001