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Nutritional status of a select group of free-living elderly people in Vancouver.

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Source
Can Med Assoc J. 1978 Jan 7;118(1):40-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-7-1978
Author
J. Leichter
J F Angel
M. Lee
Source
Can Med Assoc J. 1978 Jan 7;118(1):40-3
Date
Jan-7-1978
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
British Columbia
Diet
Energy intake
Female
Food Habits
Humans
Male
Marriage
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Requirements
Public Housing
Single Person
Abstract
A study was conducted to determine the nutritional status of the free-living elderly population in Vancouver. The response rate of the sample was low. Dietary information from 104 single men and women and 23 couples was collected by the 24-hour recall method. Biochemical tests in 56 single individuals and 13 couples included measurement of hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit, plasma analysis for concentrations of total protein, iron, carotene, vitamin A, ascorbic acid, vitamin E and cholesterol and for transferrin saturation, and urine analysis for concentrations of creatinine, thiamin, riboflavin and N(1)-methylnicotinamide.Mean energy intakes were considerably below the Dietary Standard for Canada. However, mean intakes of individual nutrients were similar to or in excess of the Dietary Standard for Canada for single men and women and for married men. Married women had low average intakes of calcium, iron, thiamin and riboflavin but adequate intakes of other nutrients. Mean values for biochemical variables were within the accepted range as defined by the Interdepartmental Committee of Nutrition for National Defense in the United States. According to the Nutrition Canada definitions of "high risk" there were no individuals in high-risk categories for any biochemical variable except plasma cholesterol concentration and transferrin saturation. The dietary and biochemical data indicated that the nutritional status in this select group of elderly persons was good except for intake of total energy and, in married women, of calcium, iron, thiamin and riboflavin.
Notes
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Nutritional status of British Columbia Indians. I. Dietary studies at Ahousat and Anaham reserves.

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Source
Can J Public Health. 1971 Jul-Aug;62(4):285-96
Publication Type
Article

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