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Mrs. Carroll is an 81-year-old female who is going to have a surgical procedure for removal of an obstructing

large-bowel tumor. While assessing her nutritional status, the AGACNP knows that which of the following is a severe risk factor for poor surgical outcome?

A.Admitting body mass index of 18.1 kg/m2

B. 3 day dietary history of < 1200 calories daily

C. A serum albumin of 3.2 g/dL

D. Unplanned weight loss of 8 lbs. in the last 6 months.

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