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Table 3 Nutritional status of admitted surgical patients, Northern Ethiopia, 2016 (N = 324)

From: Nutritional status significantly affects hospital length of stay among surgical patients in public hospitals of Northern Ethiopia: single cohort study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
BMI
 Under weight 102 31.5
 Normal weight 221 68.2
 Over weight 1 0.3
Waist circumference
 Male (cm)
   < 94 208 64.2
   ≥ 94 2 0.6
 Female (cm)
   < 80 104 32.1
   ≥ 80 10 3.1
Waist hip ratio
 High risk 71 21.9
 Moderate risk 83 25.6
 Low risk 170 52.4
Hemoglobin
 Abnormal ( < 11 g/dl) 30 9.3
 Normal ( ≥ 11 g/dl) 294 90.7
IDDS
 High DDS 11 3.4
 Medium DDS 89 27.4
 Low DDS 224 69.2
Characteristics Frequency Mean (± SD)
MUAC 324 21.5 (± 2.7)cm
Hip circumference 324 52 (± 23)cm
Waist circumference 324 46 (± 21) cm