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Table 2 Dietary intake of protein, estimated requirement of dietary protein and degree to which need for dietary protein per 24 hours was covered before and after intervention. Values are group averages (standard deviation (SD)) unless otherwise stated.

From: Nutritional care of Danish medical inpatients: Effect on dietary intake and the occupational groups' perspectives of intervention

  Medical ward I Medical ward II
Before intervention Bed section IA Status Bed section IB Status Bed section IIA Status Bed section IIB Status
Dietary intake of protein in grams per 24 hours (SD) 63 (26) 56 (10) 55 (20) 59 (23)
Estimated need for dietary protein in grams per 24 hours (SD) 85 (13) 79 (12) 79 (18) 84 (13)
Estimated need for dietary protein covered in per cent (SD) 73 (27) 73 (15) 71 (24) 72 (30)
95 % confidence interval 56–90 63–82 54–89 55–89
  Medical ward I Medical ward II
After intervention Bed section IA Control Bed section IB Intervention Bed section IIA Control Bed section IIB Intervention
Dietary intake of protein in grams per 24 hours (SD) 44 (20) 61 (26) 49 (15) 49 (20)
Estimated need for dietary protein in grams per 24 hours (SD) 74 (12) 72 (13) 81 (17) 85 (14)
Estimated need for dietary protein covered in per cent (SD) 60 (26) 85 (31) 62 (19) 56 (19)
95 % confidence interval 46–73 67–102 51–74 46–66