High prevalence of undernutrition and low dietary diversity in institutionalised elderly living in Sri Lanka.

@article{Rathnayake2015HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of undernutrition and low dietary diversity in institutionalised elderly living in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Kumari Malkanthi Rathnayake and M. P. P. M. Wimalathunga and Michelle Weech and Kim G. Jackson and Julie A Lovegrove},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 15},
  pages={2874-80}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to assess nutritional status, dietary diversity and lifestyle risk factors associated with undernutrition in an institutionalised Sri Lankan elderly population. DESIGN The study was of cross-sectional design followed by a stratified sampling method. SETTING Twelve homes for the elderly recruited from six provinces in Sri Lanka. SUBJECTS A total of 311 institutionalised elderly aged ≥60 years. RESULTS The mean age of the study population was 75 (sd 8… CONTINUE READING

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