NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE OF JHANSI CITY

Article Id: ARCC5298 | Page : 136-138
Citation :- NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE OF JHANSI CITY.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2006.(25):136-138
Ranjana Gosh, Pratibha Arya and Meenakshi Singh
Address : Institute of Home Science Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 284003,India.

Abstract

The survey was conducted in the city of Jhansi using probability-sampling procedure. The sample size was 150 subjects comprising, 90 elderly females and 60 elderly males. The 24 hour recall method was used to assess food and nutrient intakes. Data was analysed after stratifying the elderly subjects into various age groups (60–69 years, 70–79 years, 80 and above years (The average daily intakes of various foods were calculated using food conversion tables (nutritive value of Indian foods, 1990). The average daily intake of foodstuffs barring other vegetables and roots and tubers was inadequate. Elderly males were consuming on an average 23g daily in the age groups 60–69 and 70–79 years, while elderly females 205g-17g/day. Daily mean consumption of pulses was between 25g and 30g in both genders. Average daily intake of sugar and jaggery was 15–25 g in all age groups. The calorie intake was below recommended levels in all age groups and gender. The average daily intakes of micronutrients (iron, vitamin A, C and calcium) were grossly deficient in both genders.

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