The nutritional status of older people attended at Eliza Queiroz Maciel Living Center in Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil
- International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Elizama André Gomes Lopes,1 Ana Felisa Hurtado-Guerrero,2 José Camilo Hurtado-Guerrero3
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Purpose: To evaluate the nutritional status of older people attended at Eliza Queiroz Maciel Living Center in Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional research study approach.
Results: It was found that among the 78 older people participants, older women (83.3%), widows (41.0%), between 65 and 69 years old (37.2%), mediums brown (46.1%), Catholics (76.9%), incomplete elementary education (35.9%), with 4 to 6 children (30,8%), retired (78.2%), monthly income 1 to 3 minimum wages (73.1%), own house (88.5%) of masonry (75.6%) and with electrical services, piped water, garbage collection and sewage network (48.7%). It was observed, on average, higher prevalence of overweight by World Health Organization and Lipschitz cut points (39.7% and 55.13%), respectively, followed by obesity (41.03%) by PAHO cut points, with greatly increased risk in body fat index (BFI) (53.85%), waist circumference (WC) (82.05%) and increased for hip waist ratio (HWR) (94.87%).
Conclusions: It can be concluded that 51.1 % of the evaluated older people were overweight, and older women showed a very high risk for diseases associated with overweight (90.8 %), with the predominance of android fat in older women (86.15%).
evaluation of nutritional status, obesity, overweight, nutritional transition, ageing, gerontology, health of older people