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Table 2 Summary of parents’ responses to dietary questionnaire

From: Nutritional problems in children with neuromotor disabilities: an Italian case series

Question Answer (%)
Supply mode Caregiver-sustained spoon (81%) Self-sustained spoon (7%) Bottle (12%)
Direction of food introduction Centrally (62%) From top to bottom (15%) From bottom to top (23%)
Meal duration <30 min (46%) 30-60 min (35%) 60 min (19%)
Need for assistance during the meal Always (88%) Often (8%) Rarely (8%)
Loss of saliva/regurgitation Yes (58%) No (42%)  
Type of food preparation Liquid (35%) Dense (54%) None (11%)
Story of respiratory diseases (bronchopneumonia, aspiration pneumonia) Yes (39%) No (61%)  
Choking episodes (cough, noisy breathing, loss of food) >3 (24%) < 3 (38%) None (38%)
Frequence of bowel movements 2-3 days (50%) 3-5 days (50%) 5-7 days (8%)
Medically assisted defecation Yes (73%) No (27%)