Prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition, factors related to malnutrition in the elderly: A community-based, cross-sectional study from Turkey


Simsek H., Meseri R. , ŞAHİN S. , Ucku R.

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.4, no.4, pp.226-230, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurger.2013.06.001
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-230

Abstract

Background and aim: Malnutrition is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in the elderly. The objectives of this study were to determine the malnutrition and food insecurity prevalence in the elderly in the Balcova District of Izmir and to evaluate the risk factors leading to malnutrition.