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Table 3 Dietary intake of energy (kJ), estimated requirement for dietary energy (kJ) and degree to which requirement for energy per 24 hours was met 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 the intervention Bed section IA Status Bed section IB Status Bed section IIA Status Bed section IIB Status
Dietary intake of energy, kJ/24 hours (SD) 7525 (2927) 6202 (1213) 6938 (2441) 6623 (2352)
Estimated mean of need for dietary energy, kJ/ 24 hours (SD) 8244 (1418) 8177 (1396) 8331 (1533) 7782 (1055)
Estimated need for dietary energy per 24 hours covered in per cent (SD) 92 (35) 77 (18) 85 (30) 85 (28)
95 % confidence interval 76–109 60–94 67–103 70–100
  Medical ward I Medical ward II
After the intervention Bed section IA Control Bed section IB Intervention Bed section IIA Control Bed section IIB Intervention
Dietary intake of energy, kJ/24 hours (SD) 5359 (1993) 7267 (2317) 5811 (1851) 5923 (2096)
Estimated mean of need for dietary energy, kJ/ 24 hours (SD) 7396 (1687) 7119 (1619) 7761 (1409) 7810 (1491)
Estimated need for dietary energy per 24 hours covered in per cent (SD) 74 (30) 103 (24) 76 (22) 76 (23)
95 % confidence interval 62–87 89–116 62–89 64–89