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Table 3 Nutritional status* of the study populations

From: Nutritional status and serum zinc and selenium levels in Iranian HIV infected individuals

Category HIV infected group (percent) Healthy group (percent) P value
Mild malnutrition 24 (24) 15 (15) 0.01
Moderate malnutrition 38 (38) 0 < 0.001
Severe malnutrition 15 (15) 0 < 0.001
Normal 23 (23) 85 (85) 0.006
  1. * Nutritional status was calculated based on individual's BMI. BMI (normal range 18.5–27 kg/m2 based on age) of less than 16, 16–16.9 and 17–18.4 kg/m2 were considered as severe, moderate and mild malnutrition respectively.