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Table 2 Correlates of serum phosphate and magnesium at admission in 72 children with severe acute malnutritiona

From: Serum phosphate and magnesium in children recovering from severe acute undernutrition in Ethiopia: an observational study

  [N] S-phosphate, mmol/L S-magnesium, mmol/L
B (95 % CI) P B (95 % CI) P
Female sex [68] 0.10 (−0.06; 0.27) 0.21 0.03 (−0.08; 0.14) 0.63
Age, months [68]     
6–24 [29] −0.15 (−0.34; 0.03) 0.10 −0.03 (−0.16; 0.10) 0.63
25–36 [22] ref.   ref.  
37–60 [17] −0.27 (−0.48; −0.06) 0.01 −0.14 (−0.28; 0.01) 0.07
Edema [68] −0.13 (−0.31; 0.05) 0.16 −0.12 (−0.24; 0.01) 0.07
Anthropometric data
 Mid-upper arm circumference, cm [58] 0.01 (−0.04; 0.06) 0.74 −0.01 (−0.05; 0.02) 0.51
 Weight-for-height, z [67] −0.02 (−0.07; 0.04) 0.51 −0.02 (−0.06; 0.02) 0.27
 Height-for-age, z [68] −0.02 (−0.06; 0.02) 0.37 −0.02 (−0.05; 0.01) 0.12
Serum biochemistry:
 Serum alpha-1-Acid glucoprotein, g/L [55] −0.01 (−0.11; 0.10) 0.92 −0.02 (−0.09; 0.05) 0.54
 Serum albumin, g/L [68] 0.02 (0.01; 0.03) <0.001 0.02 (0.01; 0.02) <0.001
Co-diagnoses:
 Pneumonia [68] −0.07 (−0.25; 0.11) 0.46 −0.03 (−0.16; 0.09) 0.60
 Tuberculosis [68] −0.10 (−0.58; 0.37) 0.66 0.20 (−0.12; 0.53) 0.22
 One or more co-diagnoses b [68] −0.05 (−0.22; 0.12) 0.58 −0.01 (−0.13; 0.11) 0.85
  1. a Data are regression coefficients B and 95 % confidence intervals adjusted for age and sex
  2. b Co-diagnoses included HIV, tuberculosis, persistent diarrhea and pneumonia