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Table 1 Patients baseline characteristics and BMR, RMR and TEE at baseline 5 days and in the community respectively [mean (SD)]

From: Energy expenditure of acutely ill hospitalised patients

Variable Baseline (n-55) Day 5 (n = 32) Six weeks in the community (n = 17)
Age 76 (9)   
Gender, female (%) 8 (40%)   
Chronic disease/patient 1.5   
Drug/patient+ 2.1   2.1
Body weight (kg) 70 (13)   72 (12)
BMI (kg/m2) 26.3 (5.5)   26.4 (5.5)
MUAC (cm) 29.3 (2.9)   29.7 (1.9)
TSF (mm) 19 (7.8)   16.3 (4.4)
Thyroid stimulating hormone (normal 0.38–4.7 mμ/L) 1.6 (0.75)   3.3 (6.9)
C-reactive proteins * (normal <6 mg/L) 22 (28) 12 (18) 5 (7)
Energy Expenditure [BMR] * (Kcal/day) 1403 (346) 1317 (446) 1159 (445)
  1. * P value for difference between hospital and community values < 0.05 + Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, Calcium channel blockers, statins, aspirin warfarin, clopidogrel, analgesics, benzidiazepines, antidepressants and oral hyopglycaemics