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Table 1 Comparison of patients’ characteristics (mean ± SD) of deceased with completers at week 1 of observation time

From: The energy intake through regular nontherapeutic meals provision in long-term care: impact on nutritional status and related Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index

  Deceased (N = 19) Completers (N = 47) p value1
Body weight (kg) 61.5 (±10.4) 67.1 (±16.0) 0.376
Body height (cm) 160.6 (±8.0) 160.7 (7.3) 0.806
BMI (kg/m2) 23.6 (±4.1) 25.8 (±5.4) 0.139
Albumin (g/dl/serum) 3.13 (±0.55) 3.44 (±0.41) 0.003*
GNRI 84.7 (±6.4) 91.9 (±6.8) 0.002*
Phase-angle 2.93 (±0.83) 3.32 (±0.73) 0.169
Lean Body Mass (%) 57.5 (±7.0) 54.8 (±7.8) 0.297
Total Body Water (%) 52.0 (±7.4) 48.2 (±7.2) 0.143
Body Fat Mass (%) 42.4 (±7.0) 45.2 (±7.8) 0.260
  1. 1Significantly differences between mean (±SD) of deceased and completers at week 1 were tested by using Mann–Whitney-U-Test