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Table 1 Characteristics of 229 malnourished patients admitted to a medicine unit

From: Impact of gaps in care for malnourished patients on length of stay and hospital readmission

Characteristic N (%)
N 229
Gender
 Female 116 (50.7%)
 Male 113 (49.3%)
Age (years) median (IQR) 67.0 (54.0, 81.0)
Body Mass Index median (IQR) 20.1 (17.8, 23.3)
Previous medical history
 Gastrointestinal 129 (56.3%)
 Oncology 97 (42.4%)
 Respiratory 45 (19.7%)
 Endocrine 77 (33.6%)
 Cardiac 122 (53.3%)
 Orthopedic 46 (20.1%)
 Altered Mental Status/Psychiatric/Behavioral, Social 42 (18.3%)
 Geriatrics 15 (6.6%)
 Malnutrition 4 (1.7%)
 Stroke/ Neurology 21 (9.2%)
 Pressure Ulcers/Wound Care 3 (1.3%)
 Failure to Thrive 2 (0.9%)
 Other 119 (52.0%)
Readmitted within 90 days
 Yes 82 (35.8%)
 No 147 (64.2%)
Malnourishment severity
 Severe 185 (80.8%)
 non-severe 44 (19.2%)
Malnutrition context
 Acute 37 (16.2%)
 Chronic 181 (79.0%)
 Behavioral 11 (4.8%)
Length of hospital stay median (IQR) 7.0 (4.0, 13.0)