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Table 6 The precision (%) in the nutritional care in relation to patients with energy problems (eat little, stop eating due to tiredness rather than to having satisfied their hunger, and eat slowly)

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
Energy problems n = 599 n = 276 n = 103  
   PE-food 12.6 12.1 5.9 0.159
   Oral Supplement 38.9 43.4 37.6 0.407
   Artificial nutritional (AN) support 21.6 23.2 11.0 0.031 b, c
   Pre- and/or postoperative AN 6.2 10.1 1.9 0.011 b, c
   Eating Assistance 15.7 16.5 28.0 0.019 b, c
  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