Table 1.

Characteristics of 108 hospitalized study patients.

Number%
Age, mean (range)75 (28–99)
Sex
 Females6863
Admitting service
 General medicine3835
 Neurology2826
 Long-term care3028
 Rehabilitation1211
Clinical condition1
 Diabetes2220
 Congestive heart failure2725
 Stroke2422
 Cancer1211
 Infection2220
 Trauma2826
≥2 Conditions4239
Nutritional variables
 >5% Unintentional weight loss over 3 months3633
 ≥80% energy need intake3028
Laboratory values
 Albumin <2.8 g/L3532
 Cholesterol <180 mg/dL4340
 Lymphocyte count <1200/fL3028
 CRP >5 mg/L7267