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Table 2 Anthropometric characteristics according to nutritional status, QOL, and nutritional status & QOL of the elderly in South Korea (N = 143)

From: Association between combinations of nutritional status and quality of life and food purchasing motives among the elderly in South Korea

 Nutritional statusaQOLbNutritional status & QOLc
High (N = 63)Low (N = 68)PdHigh (N = 71)Low (N = 70)PBest (N = 41)Worst (N = 45)P
Height (cm)e155.9 ± 6.6155.5 ± 8.10.768157.3 ± 7.4154.4 ± 7.30.018156.7 ± 7.0154.4 ± 8.00.161
Weight (cm)62.6 ± 8.356.8 ± 8.20.00060.1 ± 8.559.3 ± 9.20.59061.5 ± 8.256.5 ± 8.30.007
BMI (kg/m2)25.8 ± 3.523.5 ± 3.10.00024.3 ± 3.224.9 ± 3.70.27725.0 ± 3.123.7 ± 3.20.055
Underweight (<  18.5)f0.05.90.0221.44.30.3800.06.70.082
Normal weight (18.5–22.9)22.238.236.625.729.333.3
Overweight (23.0–24.9)25.423.523.922.926.824.4
Obese (≥25.0)52.432.438.047.143.935.6
WHR0.88 ± 0.050.89 ± 0.070.2040.88 ± 0.050.89 ± 0.070.1390.88 ± 0.040.90 ± 0.070.100
MAC (cm)28.1 ± 2.626.4 ± 2.20.00026.8 ± 2.227.6 ± 2.90.05927.3 ± 1.926.5 ± 2.20.089
CC (cm)35.0 ± 2.832.0 ± 3.10.00034.0 ± 3.032.8 ± 3.40.02034.8 ± 3.031.5 ± 3.30.000
  1. Abbreviations: MNA mini nutritional assessment, QOL quality of life, BMI body mass index, WHR waist hip ratio, MAC Mid-arm circumference, CC Calf Circumference
  2. aMNA is divided by two categries: high (≥ 24) and low nutritional status (≤ 23.5)
  3. bQOL, assessed score using the SF-36, was categoried by percentage: high (≥ 50%) and low (< 50%) QOL
  4. cNutritional status and QOL were grouped by combinations of each category of MNA and QOL. Best, high nutritional status and high QOL; worst, low nutritional status and low QOL
  5. dP-values for differences between groups using Chi-square test for proportions and Student's t test for mean. Values in boldface are significant (p < 0.05)
  6. eValues are expressed as means ± SD
  7. fValues are expressed as percentages