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Table 2 Association between Body size and Inflammation with MICS

From: Prevalence of malnutrition inflammation complex syndrome among patients on maintenance haemodialysis at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Body size (N = 160) MICS Present MICS Absent TOTAL p-value
Underweight 26 (96.3%) 1 (3.7%) 27 (100%) < 0.001a
Normal weight 46 (48.4%) 49 (51.6%) 95 (100%)
Over-weight/Obese 2 (5.3%) 36 (94.7%) 38 (100%)
Inflammation (N = 103)
 Present 53 (63.1%) 31 (36.9%) 84 (100%) < 0.001a
 Absent 2 (10.5%) 17 (89.5%) 19 (100%)
  1. aTest Statistic: Fisher’s exact test