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Table 5 Patient nutritional status and nutrition-related risk

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

Patients, n (%) Total (N = 1053)
Nutritional status Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)
Well nourished (A) 261 (25.9)
Moderately malnourished (B) 512 (50.9)
Severely malnourished (C) 233 (23.2)
Missing 47
ESPEN malnutrition score
Well nourished 816 (86.1)
Malnourisheda 132 (13.9)
Missing 105
Nutrition-related risk NUTRIC score
Low riskb 561 (60.8)
High riskc 362 (39.2)
Missing 130
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, ESPEN European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism; FFMI fat-free mass index, IL-6 interleukin-6, NUTRIC Nutrition Risk in the Critically Ill
  2. aDefined as (a) BMI <18.5 kg/m2 or (b) combination of unintentional weight loss (>10% over an undefined time period or >5% during previous 3 months) and either low BMI (<20 kg/m2 [age <70 years] or <22 kg/m2 [age ≥70 years]) or low FFMI (<15 kg/m2 [women] or <17 kg/m2 [men])
  3. bScore of 0–5 for patients with available IL-6 concentration or 0–4 for patients with no available IL-6 concentration
  4. cScore of 6–10 for patients with available IL-6 concentration or 5–9 for patients with no available IL-6 concentration