Table 4

Distribution (%) of eating difficulties divided according to the size of each hospital.

Hospitals

Large sized

Middle sized

Small sized

P-value

n = 1197

n = 824

n = 370


Eating difficulties

Ingestion

12.2

9.0

8.0

< 0.029 b

Deglutition

20.5

14.0

15.3

0.001b

Energy

50.3

43.5

34.2

< 0.0005 a, b, c


Missing values in < 5%. Chi-square 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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