Food variety and dietary diversity as indicators of the dietary adequacy and health status of an elderly population in Sharpeville, South Africa.

@article{OldewageTheron2008FoodVA,
  title={Food variety and dietary diversity as indicators of the dietary adequacy and health status of an elderly population in Sharpeville, South Africa.},
  author={Wilna H. Oldewage-Theron and Rozanne Kruger},
  journal={Journal of nutrition for the elderly},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 1-2},
  pages={101-33}
}
This cross-sectional, analytical study was a comprehensive health assessment focusing on dietary quality of 170 randomly selected elderly respondents in Sharpeville, South Africa. The methods included a sociodemographic, health food frequency questionnaire, 24h-recall questionnaires, and anthropometric and biochemical measurements. The low mean +/- standard deviation (SD) dietary diversity score (3.41 +/- 1.34) and food variety score (4.77 +/- 2.2) compared with poverty parameters confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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