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dc.contributor.authorCharlton, K.E.
dc.contributor.authorBourne, L.E.
dc.contributor.authorSteyn, K.
dc.contributor.authorLaubescher, J.A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-11T06:56:17Z
dc.date.available2020-03-11T06:56:17Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationCharlton KE, Bourne LT, Steyn K, Laubscher JA. Poor nutritional status in older black South Africans. ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION [Internet].en_US
dc.identifier.issn0964-7058.
dc.identifier.urihttps://infospace.mrc.ac.za/handle/11288/595225
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional analytical study was undertaken to describe the nutritional status and dietary intake of the elderly black population of Cape Town. A stratified proportional sample of 148 men and women aged 60 years and older (mean = 68.9 ± 5.7) was selected from informal and formal peri-urban settlements. The study population was predominantly urbanized, although most subjects had migrated from non-urban areas. Trained fieldworkers conducted a 24-h recall dietary assessment and performed anthropometrical measurements. Mean energy intakes fell below the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for both men and women; 27% and 36% of men and women, respectively, had energy intakes <67% RDA. Total fat intake was low and contributed 24–26% total energy. Mean dietary fibre intake was low at 11–16 g/day. Mean intakes fell below the RDA for vitamin D, calcium, zinc and vitamin B6. Less than two and a half servings per day were consumed from the vegetable and fruit group and less than one serving per day from the calcium-rich food group. Over half (51.3%) of the women and 18% of the male were obese (body mass index ≥30). We concluded that older black subjects in Cape Town have energy profiles in line with prudent dietary guidelines and more favorable than other elderly groups in the country, with regard to atherogenic risk. However, micronutrient and dietary fiber intake is inadequate, largely due to low reported energy intakes, particularly in women.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work was carried out, in part, while the first author (KC) was based at the Human Sciences Research Council/ University of Cape Town Centre for Gerontology, University of Cape Town.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherASIA PACIFIC CLINICAL NUTRITION SOCIETYen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&gathStatTab=true&ct=display&fn=search&doc=ETOCRN091982778&indx=1&recIds=ETOCRN091982778.en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-6047.2001.00195.xen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectAnthropometryen_US
dc.subjectCape Townen_US
dc.subjectelderlyen_US
dc.subjectnutritional statusen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africanen_US
dc.titlePoor nutritional status in older black South Africansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrbanization and Health Programme, Medical Research Council, Parowvallei, South Africa and 3Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Programme, Medical Research Council, Parowvallei, South Africaen_US
dc.identifier.journalASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITIONen_US
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dc.date.epub2001


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