Undernutrition and associated factors in a Portuguese older adult community

  title={Undernutrition and associated factors in a Portuguese older adult community},
  author={Ana Lu{\'i}sa Moreira dos Santos and Teresa Freitas Amaral and Nuno Borges},
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of undernutrition in older adults aged >75 years living in communities and to identify the main factors independently associated with undernutrition. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a random sample of family physicians' medical records of 86 older adults aged >75 years living in the community studied. Their nutritional status was evaluated using the Mini Nutritional Assessment. RESULTS: A total of 10.5% of the elderly were… CONTINUE READING

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