Predictors of micronutrient status in men and women over 75 years old living in the community

Geraldine McNeill, Heather Sinclair Peace, Juliet Vyvyan, L. McKie, David Gwyn Seymour, J. Hendry, I. MacPherson

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Abstract

Serum ferritin, serum vitamin B-12, erythrocyte folate, plasma vitamin C and plasma 25-hydroxycholecalciferol levels were measured in 208 men and 197 women, >75 years old and living in the community, in order to assess micronutrient status. Anthropometric measurements (height, weight, demispan and mid-upper arm circumference) were made and a 114-item questionnaire covering a wide range of health and diet-related topics was administered by an interviewer. Only 4 % of subjects had a BMI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-561
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • nutritional deficiency
  • anthropometric measurements
  • elderly
  • ELDERLY PEOPLE
  • FOLATE
  • NUTRITION
  • VITAMINS
  • DISEASE
  • COHORT
  • PLASMA

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