25% of NG tubes-Tuesday Tube Facts Aug 17, 2021 Did you know…? Approximately 25% of nasogastric tubes ‘fall out’ or are pulled out by patients soon after insertion. Tubes, especially those that are fine bore, can be displaced by coughing or vomiting. There is however no evidence to support the use of weighted NG tubes in terms of either placement or maintenance of position. References: Stroud, M., Duncan, H., Nightingale, J. Guidelines for enteral feeding in adult hospital patients. Gut. 2003. 52:vii1-vii12.