Malnutrition Prevalence in Aged Care Residents

Jane Kellett, Greg Kyle, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Mark Naunton, Rachel Bacon
2015 Topics in Clinical Nutrition  
Malnutrition is a significant clinical and public health problem. The prevalence of malnutrition was determined in a sample of older people living in two 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
more » ... igh level care (42%), but this was not statistically significant (p = 0.437). No relationship was found between malnutrition status and age (p = 0.529) or gender (p = 0.839).
doi:10.1097/tin.0000000000000042 fatcat:ej3g7thiynfxlkeqmk53qgacam