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Table 1 Characteristics of participating HD centers

From: The state of nutrition care in outpatient hemodialysis settings in Malaysia: a nationwide survey

   Dietitian Accessibility
All (n = 150) Not available (n = 101) Dedicated dietitian (n = 27) Shared/ visiting dietitian (n = 22)
By Sector
 Government 34 (22.7%) 6 (17.6%) 19 (55.9%) 9 (26.5%)
 NGO 30 (20.0%) 22 (73.3%) 8 (26.7%)
 Private 86 (57.3%) 73 (84.9%) 8 (9.3%) 5 (5.8%)
By Region
 Central 42 (28.0%) 27 (64.3%) 10 (23.8%) 5 (11.9%)
 East Coast 32 (21.3%) 19 (59.4%) 6 (18.8%) 7 (21.9%)
 Northern 35 (23.3%) 24 (68.6%) 5 (14.3%) 6 (17.1%)
 Southern 20 (13.3%) 18 (90.0%) 2 (10.0%)
 Borneo 21 (14.0%) 13 (62.0%) 4 (19.0%) 4 (19.9%)
Number of patients/center a 54.5 ± 32.1 49.5 ± 30.4 71.4 ± 37.8 56.2 ± 25.6
 < 50 80 (53.7%) 63 (78.8%) 7 (8.8%) 10 (12.5%)
 50–100 55 (36.9%) 29 (52.7%) 15 (27.3%) 11 (20.0%)
 >  100 14 (9.4%) 8 (57.1%) 5 (35.7%) 1 (7.1%)
  1. ap <  0.05 using one-way ANOVA test and Bonferroni post hoc test indicated significant difference between dedicated dietitian vs. no dietitian
  2. Data is presented as either n (%) or mean ± standard deviation
  3. Abbreviation: NGO non-governmental organization