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Table 5 Factors affecting dietary adequacy

From: Food intakes and preferences of hospitalised geriatric patients

  Dietary adequacya  
Factors Yes No p value
  n % n %  
Sociodemographic      
   Female 21 42.9 45 63.4 0.026*
   no schooling 10 20.4 26 36.6 0.057
Health      
   have chewing problem 10 20.4 26 36.6 0.057
   without teeth 6 12.2 19 26.8 0.054
Eating pattern in hospital      
   did not take snacks 2 4.1 15 21.1 0.008*
   taking only hospital food 2 4.1 15 21.1 0.008*
   eating alone during every main meal 39 79.6 65 91.5 0.058
Medical      
   from surgical ward 26 53.1 50 70.4 0.052
   undergone operation 10 20.4 26 36.6 0.057
   under diabetic diet 6 12.2 22 31.0 0.017*
  1. afive or more nutrients from the eight selected nutrients are more than 2/3 RDA; *p < 0.05 (Chi-squared test)