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Body mass index in the institionalised elderly people in Rumah Sri Kenangan

Wan Su, Kamaruzaman (1997) Body mass index in the institionalised elderly people in Rumah Sri Kenangan. Malayan Journal of Medical Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 19-22. ISSN 2180-4303

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Anthropometric measurements of weight, height and body mass index was taken from 34 institutionalised elderly people, consisting of 24 male and 10 female, aged 55 to 90 years (mean 69.3 years), 20 Malay, 7 Chinese and 7 Indian, at Rumah Sri Kenangan Kelantan. The prevalence of low BMI (<20.0 kg/m2) was 50.0% and 17.6% of them had BMI below 17.5 kg/m2. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of low BMI between age (old and young elderly), gender (male and female) and ethnicity (Malay, Chinese and Indian). It can be concluded that the institutionalised elderly are suffering from chronic energy deficiency or subclinical malnutrition.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3321/327
Uncontrolled Keywords: body mass index, elderly
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM214 Diet therapy. Diet and dietectics in disease
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Prof. Kamaruzaman Wan Su
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 13:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/327

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