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Table 12 Correlation between ultrasound muscle thickness quadriceps muscle index and anthropometric measurement and laboratory results

From: Value of ultrasound in grading the severity of sarcopenia in patients with hepatic cirrhosis

  Age Dry wt HT BMI FBS Alb Bil INR Urea Creat
RT mid arm USG R − 0.220 0.817 0.534 0.802 0.026 0.527 − 0.373 − 0.525 − 0.009 − 0.309
P value 0.027 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.798 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.927 0.002
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
LT mid arm USG R − 0.198 0.833 0.552 0.805 0.007 0.539 − 0.362 − 0.526 0.032 − 0.319
P value 0.047 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.944 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.754 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
Mean RT&LT mid arm USG R − 0.211 0.833 0.548 0.811 0.017 0.538 − 0.371 − 0.530 0.011 − 0.317
P value 0.034 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.869 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.912 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
RT mid-thigh USG R − 0.189 0.782 0.543 0.740 0.070 0.499 − 0.401 − 0.464 − 0.041 − 0.326
P value 0.058 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.485 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.683 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
LT mid- thigh USG R − 0.126 0.735 0.478 0.733 − 0.005 0.476 − 0.462 − 0.502 0.013 − 0.347
P value 0.210 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.960 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.895 < 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
Mean RT&LT mid-thigh USG R − 0.159 0.767 0.517 0.745 0.032 0.493 − 0.437 − 0.490 − 0.013 − 0.341
P value 0.113 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.749 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.893 < 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
USG Quadriceps thickness index R − 0.148 0.634 0.329 0.722 0.011 0.476 − 0.473 − 0.472 − 0.035 − 0.346
P value 0.141 < 0.001 0.001 < 0.001 0.912 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.729 < 0.001
N 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 101