Mental health and number of illnesses are predictors of nutritional risk in elderly persons.

Abstract

Data from a sample of elders (N = 240) in their 60s, 80s, and 100s indicated that nutritional risk was positively correlated with age (p < .05), ethnicity (p < .05), number of illnesses (p < .001), and poor mental health (p < .001). Regression analysis suggested that number of illnesses (p = .0001) and mental health (p = .0005) were the most significant… (More)

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