Table 1

 Screening for malnutrition in 50 outpatients with lung cancer

NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; SCLC, small cell lung cancer; BMI, body mass index.
Mean (SD) age (years)69 (10)
M:F28:22
NSCLC:SCLC39:11
Performance status (East Coast Oncology Group)
    0–137
    ⩾27
    Unknown6
Mean (SD) BMI (kg/m2)24 (5)
NICE recommends nutritional support is considered for any of the following:
    BMI <18.5 kg/m2; weight loss >10% or
    BMI <20 kg/m2 and weight loss >5%
Total meeting one of the above criteria15 (30%)
MUST score, n (%)
    0 (routine clinical care)20 (40%)
    1 (medium risk, observe)12 (24%)
    ⩾2 (high risk, needs nutritional treatment)18 (36%)