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Table 2 Correlationbetween MNA and independent anthropometric measurements of elderly living in Hawassa city, 2012 (n = 548)

From: Evaluation of mini nutrition assessment (MNA) tool among community dwelling elderly in urban community of Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia

Variable Coefficients P
MNA Vs   
MUAC 0.408b <0.001
Weight 0.590a <0.001
Calf circumference 0.433a 0.002
BMI 0.592b <0.001
  1. MNA Mini Nutrition Assessment; MUAC Mid Upper Arm Circumference; BMI Body Mass Index
  2. aPearson correlation coefficient (r)
  3. bSpearman’s rho (γ)