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Table 1 Anthropometry and body mass index

From: Nutritional status among older residents with dementia in open versus special care units in municipal nursing homes: an observational study

Parameter Open units n = 194 Special care units n = 164
1Height (m) 1.59 ± 0.09 1.60 ± 0.09
Weight (kg) 61.0 ± 13.4 61.5 ± 14.2
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.0 ± 4.5 24.0 ± 4.9
2Body mass index (kg/m2) categories
   • Body mass index < 18.5 9.9 12.6
   • Body mass index 18.5–25 53.0 51.6
   • Body mass index 25–30 27.2 26.4
   • Body mass index > 30 9.9 9.4
  1. 1Values are mean ± SD. 2Values are %. No differences (p > 0.05) between residents in open versus special care units were detected for any of the parameters.