Malnutrition Prevalence in Aged Care Residents: A Pilot Study

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Abstract

Malnutrition is a significant clinical and public health problem. The prevalence of malnutrition was determined in a sample of older people living in 2 residential aged care facilities in Australia. The Subjective Global Assessment tool was used to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in 57 residents. The majority of residents were well nourished (67%), 26% moderately malnourished, and 7% severely malnourished. Prevalence of malnutrition was higher for those receiving high-level care (42%), but this was not statistically significant (P = .437). No relationship was found between malnutrition status and age (P = .529) or sex (P = .839).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Malnutrition Prevalence
  • Old age and malnutrition
  • prevalence of malnutrition

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