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Table 3 Caloric balance on day –1a

From: Current clinical nutrition practices in critically ill patients in Latin America: a multinational observational study

Per protocol population (N = 1053)
Caloric targetb Mean Median
 kcal 1609.1 (447.4) 1611.0 (1320.5; 1900.0)
 kcal/kg 26.0 (7.3) 25.0 (21.5; 30.0)
Caloric intake Mean Median
 kcal 1463.2 (683.1) 1465.5 (1000.0; 1800.0)
 kcal/kg 24.0 (11.8) 23.9 (16.0; 30.1)
Caloric balance Mean Median
 kcal –146.1 (653.0) –19.0 (–460.0; 71.5)
 kcal/kg –2.0 (10.6) –0.2 (–7.1; 1.2)
Patients with caloric deficit (n = 424 [40.3%])
Caloric targetb Mean Median
 kcal 1703.7 (446.5) 1700.0 (1400.0; 2000.0)
 kcal/kg 26.7 (7.0) 25.0 (22.2; 30.0)
Caloric intake Mean Median
 kcal 1014.9 (463.7) 1000.0 (700.0; 1327.5)
 kcal/kg 15.8 (7.2) 15.8 (10.7; 20.8)
Caloric balance Mean Median
 kcal –688.8 (455.2) –577.0 (–928.5; –327.5)
 kcal/kg –10.8 (7.0) –9.2 (–14.9; –5.3)
  1. Abbreviations: Q1 lower quartile, Q3 upper quartile, SD standard deviation
  2. aData are presented as mean (±SD) and median (Q1; Q3)
  3. bClinician-derived daily caloric target