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Table 2 Prevalence of malnutrition according to malnutrition screening and assessment tools

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

  Score Number %
MNA (n = 526) 12-14 Normal 160 30.4
8-11 At risk of malnutrition 336 63.9
0-7 Malnourished 30 5.7
MST (n = 526) <2 No risk of malnutrition 276 52.1
  > = 2 Risk of malnutrition 250 47.9
SGA (n = 526) <17 Well nourished 503 95.8
  17 - 22 Moderately malnourished 22 4.0
  >22 Severely malnourished 1 0.2
NRS (n = 526) 0 Normal 230 43.7
1 Mild 33 6.3
2 Moderate 132 25.1
3 Severe 131 24.9
MUST (n = 113) 0 Low Risk 68 60.2
1 Medium Risk 23 20.4
  > = 2 High Risk 22 19.6
SNAQ (n = 119) <2 Well nourished 92 77.3
2 Moderately malnourished 6 5.0
> = 3 Severely malnourished 21 17.7