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Table 2 Variables associated with health and functional autonomy among hospitalized elderly, distributed according to the nutritional status (N = 240).

From: Nutritional status and functional capacity of hospitalized elderly

Variable Anwers M
(n = 70)
RM
(n = 89)
A
(n = 81)
Chi-square
   n % n % N %  
Interviewed individual Caregiver 44 62.8 36 40.4 23 28.4 p = 0.009
χ 2 = 18.55
  User 26 37.2 53 59.6 58 71.6  
Caregiver present Yes 48 68.6 31 34.8 15 18.5 p < 0.001
χ 2 = 40.59
  No 22 31.4 58 65.2 66 81.5  
Chronic disease Yes 60 85.7 83 93.2 76 93.8 p = 0.148
χ 2 = 3.81
  No 10 14.3 6 6.8 5 6.2  
Tube feeding Yes 23 32.8 3 3.4 2 2.5 p = 0.004
χ 2 = 43.9
  No 47 67.2 86 96.6 79 97.5  
Use of supplement Yes 15 21.4 9 10.1 8 9.9 p = 0.06
χ 2 = 5.60
  No 55 78.6 80 89.9 73 90.1  
  1. D = Malnourished; RM = Risk of malnutrition; A = Adequate.