Dietary quality and social contact among a nationally representative sample of the older adult population in the United States.

@article{Sahyoun2005DietaryQA,
  title={Dietary quality and social contact among a nationally representative sample of the older adult population in the United States.},
  author={Nadine R. Sahyoun and Xinjun Zhang},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={177-83}
}
BACKGROUND To design appropriate health promotion programs for older adults, it is important to understand risk factors that influence dietary intake and quality. OBJECTIVE Examine, by frequency and source of social contact, characteristics of a representative sample of older adults and, associations between these social contacts and quality of dietary intake. DESIGN Data of 3194 participants in NHANES III, ages 65 years and over, were analyzed. A summary score for social contact was… CONTINUE READING