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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients in the population

From: Prevalence of hospital malnutrition among cardiac patients: results from six nutrition screening tools

Patient characteristic Population (n = 526) Males (n = 322) Females (n = 204)
  Number % Number % Number %
Ethnicity       
 Sinhala 438 83.3 266 82.6 172 84.3
 Muslim 43 8.2 24 7.5 19 9.3
 Indian Tamil 4 0.8 4 1.2 0 0
 Sri Lankan Tamil 34 6.5 22 6.8 12 5.9
 Other 7 1.3 6 1.9 1 0.5
Education level       
 Not Educated 55 10.5 25 7.8 30 14.7
 Up to Grade 5 175 33.3 96 29.8 79 38.7
 Up to Grade 11 172 32.7 113 35.1 59 28.9
 Up to Grade 13 101 19.2 73 22.7 28 13.7
 Tertiary 23 4.4 15 4.7 8 3.9
Age Categories       
 20-30 8 1.5 7 2.2 1 0.5
 30-40 40 7.6 28 8.7 12 5.9
 40-50 82 15.6 54 16.8 28 13.7
 50-60 158 30.0 99 30.7 59 28.9
 60-70 153 29.1 85 26.4 68 33.3
 >70 85 16.2 49 15.2 36 17.7
Diagnosis Categories       
 ACS 275 52.3 188 58.4 87 42.6
 Acute non-cardiac infections 17 3.2 10 3.1 7 3.4
 Anaemia 6 1.1 2 0.6 4 2.0
 Arrhythmias 67 12.7 36 11.2 31 15.2
 HF/Cardiomyopathy 59 11.2 33 10.2 26 12.7
 Infective endocarditis 5 1.0 4 1.2 1 0.5
 Pericardial disease 7 1.3 3 0.9 4 2.0
 PHT 10 1.9 1 0.3 9 4.4
 Respiratory disease 5 1.0 3 0.9 2 1.0
 Valvular heart disease 16 3.0 7 2.2 9 4.4
 Miscellaneous 59 11.2 35 10.9 24 11.8
Age 58.5 ± 12.0 59.9 ± 11.2 57.6 ± 12.5
BMI 23.33 ± 3.67 24.03 ± 4.80 23.60 ± 4.15