Nutritional Status Assessment Of Elderly People In A Rural Area Of West Bengal, India

  • Sunanda Biswas, Souti Biswas

Abstract

Background & Goals:
In India The Demographic Of The Elderly Is Growing Slowly And Nutrition Is An Essential
Elemental Factor For Their Wellbeing. While Malnutrition Among Elderly Patients Is Associated
With Several Health Effects, This Study Was Designed To Evaluate The Nutritional Status Of The
Elderly Population In A Rural Area Of West Bengal, India.
Materials And Methods:
A Cross-Sectional Community-Based Study Was Done In Two Villages In The District Of North 24
Parganas, West Bengal, It Included People Aged Up To 60 Years. Data Were Obtained Using A
Questionnaire And Anthropometric Assessments From Mini Nutritional Assessment (Mna).
Results
24 Percent Of The 168 Respondents Were Deficiency, 36 Percent Were At Risk Of Overweight, And
40 Percent Were In Good Nutritional Health. The Median Age Of The Elderly Was 69.79± 8.69,
Mean Bmi 23.75± 5.25. Females Had Been More Undernourished Than Males. Bmi And Total Mna
Score Were Found To Have A Significant Relationship.
Conclusion: The Present Experiment Concluded That Elderly People's Nutritional Status Was Very
Low, And There Is An Increased Need To Pay Attention And Take More Strategic Action To
Strengthen Elderly People's Nutritional Status In Rural Locations.

Published
2020-05-01
How to Cite
Sunanda Biswas, Souti Biswas. (2020). Nutritional Status Assessment Of Elderly People In A Rural Area Of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(7s), 3164-3170. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/17398