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The Journal of Community Health Management


Assessment of nutritional status in senior citizens in a rural area of western Maharashtra: A cross-sectional estimate


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Author Details : Badrinarayan Mishra*, Rohit Avinash Vadgaonkar, S C Mohapatra

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 26-31


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Abstract

The nutritionally venerable geriatric population of India is on the rise. The community estimate of this venerability is far and few.
Aim and Objectives: To estimate the nutritional status of geriatric population in rural India and ascertain the different contributors.
Materials and Methods: MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) developed by Nestle Nutrition Institute and other relevant nutritional anthropometry surrogates were used. ‘Chi-Square’ test and ‘Z-test’ of variation between two means were applied to compare various anthropometric measurements with various grades of nutrition. P-value of significance was set at <0>
Results: For 160 participants the mean age was 72.11(±6.59) years, out of which 113(43.46%) were well-nourished, 111(42.46%) at risk of malnutrition and 36(13.84%) were undernourished. A highly significant association between age and grade of nutrition was observed (??2;= 34.41, d.f. =8, p<0>
Conclusion: With increasing geriatric population India should take note of their major issues which includes nutrition so that they can have a healthy and self-supportive living.

Keywords: Indian Geriatrics, MNA, Nutritional status, Socio-demography.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jchm.2020.005

How to cite : Mishra B, Vadgaonkar R A, Mohapatra S C, Assessment of nutritional status in senior citizens in a rural area of western Maharashtra: A cross-sectional estimate. J Community Health Manag 2020;7(1):26-31

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