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Table 3 STRONGkids classes of risk for malnutrition and mean anthropometric measurements

From: Application of a score system to evaluate the risk of malnutrition in a multiple hospital setting

  Low Moderate High Tot
  (N=46) (N=76) (N=22) (N=144)
Mean SD-scores BMI ± SD 0.50±1.90 0.02±1.66 -0.79±2.09a 0.05±1.86
Mean SD-scores HFA ± SD 0.26±1.19 -0.58±2.01 -1.07±2.08b -0.37±1.85
Sensitivity (95% CI) 34% (25–43) 71% (48–89) 86% (78–92) 71% (48–89)
Specificity (95% CI) 75% (55–89) 53% (43–63) 21% (8–41) 53% (43–63)
Positive predictive value (95% CI) 9% (5–13) 21% (17–25) 28% (19–37) 21% (17–25)
Negative predictive value (95% CI) 73% (69–77) 85% (85–90) 82% (79–85) 85% (85–90)
  1. aSignificantly lower SD-BMI compared to low and moderate categories (p = .0021).
  2. bSignificantly lower SD-HFA compared to low and moderate categories (p = .008).