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Health status of the elderly.

Author

Reynaldo F. Rosales,
Grace A. Jardeleza,
Tomas M. Realiza,
Emmanuel T. Gatchalian Sr.

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Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
St. Luke's Medical Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
July-December 1996
Volume
3
Issue
2
Page(s)
39-34

Abstract

This is a retrospective and descriptive study about the actual health status of the elderly based on the nutritional assessment through anthropometric measurement of the Body Mass Index (BMI) and percentage Body Fat using the Bioelectrical Impedence Method. Data collected from March 1990 to 1995 at St. Luke's Medical Center involved 279 subjects ages 60 and above. The study speaks of a significantly healthy elderly population but certainly may not represent the health status of our general population. It is highly recommended therefore, that utilizing a larger sample and randomization among the members of the lower income elderly group may give a better basis for comparison.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Box No. 35 Fulltext Print Format
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