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Table 2 Intakes of energy and micronutrients among hospitalised geriatric patients.

From: Food intakes and preferences of hospitalised geriatric patients

Nutrients (unit) Mean (SD) Men (n = 54) Female (n = 66) Requirement % subjects with intake less than requirement
Energy (kcal) 1144 (480) 1326 (488) 995 (422)* Individuala 85.8
Protein (g) 44.2 (23.3) 51.4 (25.7) 38.3 (19.5)* Individuala 69.2
Vitamin A (mg RE) 401.7 (232.5) 447.3 (225.4) 364.4 (233.2)* 750b 93.3
Thiamin (mg) 0.65 (0.39) 0.77 (0.48) 0.55 (0.27)* 0.8b 71.7
Riboflavin (mg) 0.80 (0.50) 0.90 (0.52) 0.71 (0.48)* 1.2b 83.3
Niacin (mg NE) 9.6 (6.4) 11.9 (7.1) 7.8 (5.2)* 13b 76.7
Acid ascorbic (mg) 33.9 (31.4) 36.6 (33.2) 31.8 (29.8) 30b 63.3
Calcium (mg) 354.2 (319.8) 350.6 (239.0) 357.1 (375.0) 450b 77.5
Iron (mg) 7.6 (4.6) 8.4 (4.4) 6.8 (4.7) 9b 74.2
Fluid (ml) 1504 (871) 1757 (1135) 1296 (490)* Individualc 65.0
  1. *p < 0.05, significant at 2 tailed (independent sample t-test) aIndividual requirement based on weight and height. b Malaysian RDA. c Individual fluid requirement based on age.