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Table 2 Outcome measures

From: Association between delivery methods for enteral nutrition and physical status among older adults

 Nasogastric
(n = 138)
PEG
(n = 43)
P
Dead and bedridden84 (60.9)22 (51.2)0.26
 Dead32 (23.2)8 (18.6)0.53
 Bedridden52 (37.7)14 (32.6)0.54
Oral intake resumption42 (30.4)1 (2.3)< 0.001*
Receiving enteral nutrition at discharge64 (46.4)34 (79.1)< 0.001*
Discharge disposition
 Home25 (18.1)15 (34.9)0.02*
 Nursing facilities9 (6.5)5 (11.6)0.33
 Other hospitals72 (52.2)15 (34.9)0.048*
Complication
 Aspiration pneumonia17 (12.3)7 (16.3)0.50
  1. Data are presented as number (%)
  2. *P < 0.05