Prevalence of risk factors for malnutrition in Latin American hospitalized patients, a nutritionDay analysis 2016-2020.


  • Silvia Tarantino, Dr Medical University of Vienna
  • Isabella Sulz Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna
  • Christian Schuh, Dipl.-Ing, Dr. ITSC - IT-Systems & Communications, Medical University of Vienna
  • Michael Hiesmayr, Univ.-Prof. Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna


Palabras clave:

nutritionDay, hospital, malnutrition, risk factors, international audit, latin america


The large volume of nutritionDay data collected since 2009 by Latin American countries have highlighted a high risk of hospital malnutrition and its negative impact on patient’ outcomes in the Latin American Region and in Colombia, major contributor to the nutritionDay Latin American dataset. In the hospital nDay database 2016-2020 we investigated the prevalence of five major risk factors associated with malnutrition (BMI<18.5; eating less than all food served on nDay and in the week before admission to the hospital; history of weight loss in the three months before nDay, reduced mobility) in the hospitalized Latin American population at nDay. The synergistic partnership between participating centers, nDay national coordinators and Latin American PEN Societies generates an annual update of the nutrition risk profile of hospitalized patients in Latin America and it sets the basis to implement specific nutritional interventions and process adaptations based on interpretation of nutritionDay regional data.


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Tarantino, S., Sulz, I., Schuh, C., & Hiesmayr, M. (2022). Prevalence of risk factors for malnutrition in Latin American hospitalized patients, a nutritionDay analysis 2016-2020. Revista De Nutrición Clínica Y Metabolismo.