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Table 3 Symptoms and signs of dysphagia among nursing home residents (N = 775)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of dysphagia among nursing home residents in eastern China: a cross-sectional study

Symptoms and signs n %
Scores of EAT-10 (Mean ± SD) 5.5 ± 10.7
Dysphagia (EAT-10 ≥ 3) 241 31.1
Weight loss 168 21.7
No ability to go out for meals 163 21.0
Difficulty in swallowing liquids 184 23.7
Difficulty in swallowing solids 229 29.5
Difficulty in swallowing pills 211 27.2
Pain from swallowing 129 16.6
Less pleasure when eating 173 22.3
Food sticking in the throat 170 21.9
Coughing 222 28.6
Stress from swallowing 137 17.7