Table 2

Adjusted hazard ratios for mortality by malnutrition category

BMI

Number dead at follow up (%)

Adjusted hazard ratio (95% CI)


BMI <18.5 (underweight)

11/17 (65%)

1.05 (0.54 to 2.04)

BMI 18.5 – 24.9 (normal weight)

44/62 (71%)

1.00

BMI 25 – 29.9 (overweight)

16/26 (62%)

0.67 (0.38 to 1.19)

BMI 30–39.9 (obese)

5/9 (56%)

0.89 (0.33 to 2.35)

BMI >40 (morbid obesity)

1/1 (100%)

0.85 (0.11 to 6.55)


Birmingham Nutrition Risk Score


Low Risk = 0–3

28/45 (62%)

1.00

Medium Risk = 4–5

25/33 (76%)

1.74 (1.01 to 3.01)

High Risk = 6–15

24/36 (67%)

1.17 (0.68 to 2.05)


MUST Score


Low Risk = 0

29/47 (62%)

1.00

Medium Risk = 1

11/13 (85%)

1.91 (0.95 to 3.83)

High Risk = 2 or more

25/32 (78%)

1.98 (1.15 to 3.42)


Henderson et al. BMC Geriatrics 2008 8:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-8-26

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