Table 2

Proportion of recommended calories received during the baseline period

Nutrition variableLow EN*
n=632
Early goal EN* n=306P value
Mean proportion of recommended calories received on day 1†: mean±SD0.08±0.150.50±0.32<0.001
Median proportion of recommended calories received on day 1: median (IQR)0 (0.00–0.12)0.44 (0.24–0.74)<0.01
Mean proportion of recommended calories received on day 2†: mean±SD0.22±0.210.94±0.31<0.001
Median proportion of recommended calories received on day 2: median (IQR)0.18 (0.00–0.38)0.85 (0.83–1.04)<0.01
  • *‘Low EN’ indicates patients who did not achieve 70% of recommended EN within 2 calendar days of intubation; ‘Early goal EN’ indicates patients who did achieve 70% of recommended EN within 2 calendar days of intubation.

  • †Day 1 indicates the first full calendar day following intubation. Day 2 indicates the second full calendar day following intubation; days 1 and 2 are part of the designated baseline period.

  • EN, enteral nutrition.