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Table 2 Patient characteristics (N = 53)

From: Partnering with families to promote nutrition in cancer care: feasibility and acceptability of the PIcNIC intervention

Characteristics HK site (N = 30) AUS site (N = 23)
  Mean ± SD (range) Mean ± SD (range)
Age (years) 73 ± 13 (53–97) 54 ± 18 (18–79)
BMI (kg/m2) 20.6 ± 3.7 (14.6–29.3) 29.2 ± 7.2 (19.4–46.8)
  N (%) N (%)
Gender
 Female 17 (56.7) 11 (47.8)
 Male 13 (43.3) 12 (52.2)
Cancer typea
 Lung 9 (30.0) 7 (31.8)
 Colon 8 (26.7) 3 (13.6)
 Prostate 3 (10.0) 1 (4.5)
 Liver 3 (10.0) 0
 Cervical 2 (6.7) 2 (9.1)
 Breast 0 5 (22.7)
 Others 5 (16.5) 2 (9.0)
Co-morbidities
 No 9 (30.0) 5 (21.7)
 Yes 21 (70.0) 18 (78.3)
 Liver disease 7 (23.3) 1 (4.3)
 Diabetes 5 (16.7) 0
 Pressure injury 2 (6.7) 0
 Chemotherapy or radiation 2 (6.7) 12 (52.2)
 Head injury 1 (3.3)  
 Chronic renal failure 1 (3.3) 2 (8.7)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1 (3.3) 4 (17.4)
 Infection 1 (3.3) 7 (30.4)
 Surgery 0 1 (4.3)
MST score b
 0 0 7
 1 0 3
 2 21 (70)  
 3 7 (23.3)  
 4 2 (6.7) 1
 5   1
PG-SGA-SF
  > 3 (malnutrition threshold) 25 (83.3)  
PG-SGA or SGA scorec
 A   11 (52.3)
 B   9 (42.9)
 C   1 (4.8)
  1. an = 22 (AUS site); bn = 12 (AUS site); c N= 21 (AUS site)