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Table 1 Percent distribution of the studied multiple sclerosis patients body mass index and patient-generated subjective global assessment categories

From: Nutritional status of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients attending Kasr Alainy MS unit: an exploratory cross-sectional study

PG-SGA categories BMIa categories p-value
Overall, n = 76 Underweight, n = 2 Normal, n = 25 Overweight, n = 21 Obese, n = 28
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Well-nourished 35 46.1 0 0.0 18 72.0 7 33.3 10 35.7 0.01*
Moderate or suspected malnutrition 41 53.9 2 100.0 7 28.0 14 66.7 18 64.3
  1. aBody mass index
  2. *Significant p-value; N.B. no cases were severely malnourished