Table 2

Relationship between Nutritional Status and selected items from Nutritional Risk Index (NRI)

Variable

Malnourished

Risk of malnutrition

Total

P value


Constipation/diarrhea

79.2%

71.4%

72.9%

0.28

Artificial teeth

64.6%

79%

76.4%

0.03

Chewing problems

41.7%

19%

23.3%

0.001

Swallowing problems at least 3 times last month

18.8%

10%

11.6%

0.09

Vomiting at least 3 times last month

31.3%

15.7%

18.6%

0.01

Nausea at least 3 times in the last month

47.9%

27.1%

31%

0.005

Are you on a special diet?

75%

73.7%

73.9%

0.85


Feldblum et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:37   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-37

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