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Utah

Nutrition

1994

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Nutritional Screening Of Utah Rural And Urban Elderly, Rachel Taylor Rood May 1994

Nutritional Screening Of Utah Rural And Urban Elderly, Rachel Taylor Rood

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The population of Americans over age 65 is expected to increase from a reported 12 percent in 1988 to 22 percent by the year 2030. Nutrition screening and intervention can help combat the rising need for health care and other services among the elderly by preventing or delaying disability and dependency.

This study was designed to determine the degree of nutritional risk present within the elderly population in rural and urban areas in the state of Utah by conducting an initial nutrition screening using the Determine Your Nutritional Health checklist developed by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. Congregate meal sites were ...