Table 3

Point prevalence of risk of undernutrition (UN) and overweight among the studied patients.

Hospitals

Large sized

Middle sized

Small sized

P-value

n = 1197

n = 824

n = 370


Criteria for UN-risk, %

Eating difficulties according

To MEOF-II

58.2

50.4

42.5

< 0.0005 a, b, c

Low BMI

22.3

19.9

17.2

0.145

Unintentional weight loss

40.2

34.1

27.2

0.001 a, b

Fulfilling UN risk criteria, %

< 0.0005 a, b

No criteria – no UN risk

31.0

35.2

47.3

One criteria – low UN risk

35.0

38.6

31.1

Two criteria – moderate UN risk

26.4

21.1

17.7

Three criteria – high UN risk

7.6

5.1

3.9

Overweight, %

0.102

No overweight

61.8

57.4

57.8

Grade 1, overweight

26.0

27.0

31.0

Grade 2, obesity

11.2

14.8

11.2

Grade 3, severe obesity

1.0

0.8

0.0


MEOF-II = Minimal Eating Observation Form – Version II. Missing values in < 10%. Chi-square test, Kruskal Wallis test, Mann Whitney U test

a first group differs compared to second

b first group differs compared to third

c second group differs compared to third group

Westergren et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:20   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-20

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