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Table 5 The precision (%) in the nutritional care for patients at no/low risk and for patients at moderate/high risk of undernutrition.

From: Malnutrition prevalence and precision in nutritional care differed in relation to hospital volume – a cross-sectional survey

  Hospitals  
  Large sized Middle sized Small sized P-value
At no/low risk of undernutrition n = 760 n = 465 n = 222  
   PE-food 5.3 4.0 1.9 0.122
   Oral Supplement 16.3 19.0 13.5 0.182
   Artificial nutritional (AN) support 15.0 11.3 3.3 < 0.0005 b, c
   Pre- and/or postoperative AN 5.4 5.2 1.8 0.077
   Eating Assistance 5.3 6.4 11.7 0.011 b, c
At moderate/high risk of undernutrition n = 392 n = 165 n = 61  
   PE-food 14.4 16.6 6.8 0.181
   Oral Supplement 44.8 54.1 43.3 0.115
   Artificial nutritional support 22.5 22.1 8.3 0.040 b, c
   Pre- and/or postoperative AN 6.1 9.7 3.3 0.160
   Eating Assistance 18.3 14.4 20.3 0.593
  1. Missing values in < 15%. Chi-square test
  2. a first group differs compared to second
  3. b first group differs compared to third
  4. c second group differs compared to third group