Table 1: Distribution of sociodemographic variables by malnutrition risk status (modified MNA-SF < 11) in WHAS I and II ( ).

VariableModified MNA-SF < 11, bModified MNA-SF 11–14, b valuea

Age (SD)74.9 (2.8)74.0 (2.8)0.004
Race (%)
 White67 (68)454 (78)0.022
 Black32 (32)126 (22)
Marital status (%)
 Married16 (16)192 (33)0.003
 Widowed66 (67)290 (50)
 Separated/divorced12 (12)54 (9)
 Never married5 (5)43 (7)
Education Years (SD)10.2 (3.7)11.7 (5.9)<0.001
Income (%)
 $25,000≤17 (17)165 (28)<0.001
 $10,000–24,999 25 (25)214 (37)
 $6,000–9,99922 (22)138 (24)
 <$6,00035 (35)63 (11)
Lack income for food (%)
 Never69 (70)505 (87)<0.001
 Once in a while19 (19)56 (10)
 Fairly/very often11 (11)19 (3)
Finances at month end (%)
 Some money left 45 (45)386 (67)<0.001
 Just enough 36 (36)166 (29)
 Not enough to make ends meet18 (18)28 (5)

at-test for continuous data or Pearson Chi square test of independence for categorical data.
bPercentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.