Risk factors for poor nutritional status in older Americans

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Abstract

Inappropriate dietary intake and chronic disease or disability place a substantial number of older adults at high risk of malnutrition. Malnutrition often results in considerable dysfunction and disability, reduced quality of life and, in some instances, premature or increased morbidity and mortality. Nutrition screening should prevent nutrition-related problems or allow early intervention. The elements that contribute to nutritional problems in the elderly must be clearly identified and prioritized. The desired goal of nutrition screening is a more vigorous older population able to maintain optimal nutrition, resulting in improved health and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2087-2097
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume44
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

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Nutritional Status
Malnutrition
Quality of Life
Chronic Disease
Morbidity
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Population

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Risk factors for poor nutritional status in older Americans. / White, Jane.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 44, No. 6, 01.12.1991, p. 2087-2097.

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