Table 4

 Mean value and distribution of nutritional index before, during, and after rehabilitation

Time relative to rehabilitation
Year beforeDuringFirst year afterThird year after
*Change related to baseline nutritional index category significant at p<0.0001.
Mean (SD) nutritional index (points)17.8 (5.3)26.0 (4.2)20.4 (5.0)19.5 (4.7)
Distribution (points)
    Poor (0–15)318 (36.1%)9 (1.0%)*148 (16.8%)*175 (19.9%)*
    Fair (16–20)301 (34.2%)68 (7.7%)299 (34.0%)333 (37.8%)
    Good (21–40)261 (29.7%)803 (91.3%)433 (49.2%)372 (42.3%)