Table 3.

Association of inflammation and malnutrition with cardiac VC in CAPD patientsa

Parameter VC (n = 44) No VC (n = 93) P Value
aContinuous data expressed as mean (SD) unless specified otherwise.
bExpressed as median (interquartile range).
Body weight (kg) 57 (8) 57 (11) 0.912
Body height (m) 1.57 (0.08) 1.57 (0.08) 0.799
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.3 (3.1) 22.9 (3.5) 0.546
Serum albumin (g/L) 26.6 (3.6) 28.7 (3.3) 0.001
Handgrip strength (kg) 13.4 (7.4) 17.5 (9.9) 0.008
Subjective global assessment [n (%)]
normal 21 (48) 56 (60) 0.050
mild 13 (30) 21 (23)
moderate 7 (16) 16 (17)
severe 3 (7) 0 (0)
C-reactive protein (mg/L)b 4.5 (0.1, 13.4) 0.2 (0.1, 4.4) 0.004
Fibrinogen (g/L) 6.6 (1.9) 5.7 (1.3) 0.002