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Table 4 Risk factors for malnutrition

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

Determinant Acute malnutrition Chronic malnutrition Overall malnutrition High risk class
(BMI SD-score <-2) HFA SD-score <-2
  OR p OR p OR p OR p
  (95% CI)   (95% CI)   (95% CI)   (95% CI)  
Age ≤ 5 years 4.602 (1.43–14.77) .006a 1.295 (0.44–3.78) .42 2.708 (1.16–6.31) .024b 1.393 (0.56–3.47) .496
Any underlying disease 1.841 (0.68–4.97) .297 2.18 (0.72–6.19) .257 1.04 (1.01-2) .036c 10.234 (3.76–28.91) .001
Genetic disease 2.925 (0.7–12.24) .145 10.167 (2.63–39.24) .002d 8.293 (2.24–30.68) .002e 0.529 (0.06–4.35) .547
Gastrointestinal disease 1.01 (0.3–1.59) .129 1.89 (0.7–5.23) .216 1.55 (1.22–3.15) .023f 3.75 (1.22–11.5) .026g
  1. a-b-c-d-e-f-gp <0.05.