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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part A (2019)

A descriptive study to assess the prevalence of malnutrition among older adults residing in GR Palayam village, Usoor block, Vellore

Author(s)
Soniya Priya V and Dr. S Gandhimathi
Abstract
The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of malnutrition among older adults residing in G.R. Palayam village, Ussoor block, Vellore.
The research design selected for this study was descriptive design with non-probability purposive sampling technique was chosen for the study. The sampling size is 120 older adults selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria in G.R. Palayam village, Ussoor block, Vellore. Tool used was Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) to assess the levels of malnutrition. The findings of the study showed that 77 (64.2%) older adults were at risk of malnutrition, 32(26.6%) older adults were at normal nutritional status and 11(9.2%) older adults were malnourished. There is a statistically significant association between occupation and family monthly income with level of malnutrition among older adults at p<0.05 level.
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How to cite this article:
Soniya Priya V and Dr. S Gandhimathi. A descriptive study to assess the prevalence of malnutrition among older adults residing in GR Palayam village, Usoor block, Vellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(10): 06-07.
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