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Table 3 Estimates of screening; nutrition assessment; nutrition diagnoses; food intake & body weight monitoring by site (n = 700)

From: Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals

Screening & risk identification: Overall (N = 700) Site A
(N = 152)
Site B (N = 119) Site C (N = 159) Site D (N = 131) Site E (N = 139)
Screened for malnutrition 35.5% ** (n = 249/ 700) 76.3%
(n = 116/ 152)
0%
(n = 0/119)
25.8% (n = 41/159) 0%
(n = 0/131)
66.1% (n = 92/139)
 Of those screened, AT RISK 36.1% (n = 89/246)a,b 31%
(n = 35/113) a
N/A 56.1% (n = 23/41) N/A 33.7% (n = 31/92)
Comprehensive dietitian nutrition assessment
 % receiving comprehensive dietitian assessments 27.9% ** (n = 195/700) 25%
(n = 38/152)
16.8% (n = 20/119) 23.9% (n = 38/159) 38.9% (n = 51/131) 34.5% (n = 48/139)
Nutrition diagnoses
 % who received a nutrition diagnosis 26.1% ** (n = 183/700) 24.3%
(n = 37/152)
13.4% (n = 16/119) 22.0% (n = 35/159) 37.4% (n = 49/131) 33.1% (n = 46/139)
Food intake monitoring
 % who had food intake monitored 6.2% **
(n = 43/699) a
0% 4.2%
(n = 5/119)
0.6%
(n = 1/158) a
8.4%
(n = 11/131)
18.7% (n = 26/139)
Body weight recorded at admission
 % who had their body weight recorded at admission 47.9% ** (n = 335/700) 14.5%
(n = 22/152)
16.8% (n = 20/119) 78% (n = 124/159) 93.1% (n = 122/131) 33.8% (n = 47/139)
Body weight monitoring
 % who had their body weight monitored during their time in hospital 17.5% ** (n = 122/699) a 17.8%
(n = 27/152)
10.9% (n = 13/119) 1.9%
(n = 3/158) a
16%
(n = 21/131)
41.7% (n = 58/139)
  1. **indicates statistically significant difference across sites (p < 0.0001)
  2. aIndicates missing data
  3. bIndicates use of Fishers’ exact test rather than chi-square