A cross-sectional study on 64 institutionalized and 65 noninstitutionalized elderly women has been undertaken. The age range was 60 through 90 years. Vitamin C status was assessed by serum ascorbic acid measurement and the nutritional status was evaluated by a three-day dietary record and main anthropometric measurements. Mean concentration of ascorbic acid was 1.03 mg/dl in the noninstitutionalized and 0.67 mg/dl in the institutionalized group (p < 0.001). A serum ascorbic acid level < 0.2 mg/dl was found in one (1.5%) and seven (10.9%) subjects respectively (p < 0.03). Mean intake of vitamin C was 104.1 mg/d in the former and 87.3 mg/d in the latter group (p = NS), being less than 45 mg/d in 16 living at home and 11 institutionalized women. Serum ascorbic acid level did not correlate significantly to dietary nutrient intake but correlated to activity of daily living level (r = 0.29), vitamin C intake (r = 0.23), ideal body weight (r= -0.15), relative body weight (r = 0.15) and body mass index (r = 0.14). Suggestions are made concerning a higher intake of vitamin C and a more careful catering to improve the health status of the elderly people living in large institutions. The authors also suggest to include the serum ascorbic level determination in the assessment of the general health status of the elderly.

MARAZZI, M.C., MANCINELLI, S., PALOMBI, L., MARTINOLI, L., DE LUCA, E.D., BUONOMO, E., et al. (1990). VITAMIN-C AND NUTRITIONAL-STATUS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED AND NONINSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY WOMEN IN ROME. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR VITAMIN AND NUTRITION RESEARCH, 60(4), 351-359.

VITAMIN-C AND NUTRITIONAL-STATUS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED AND NONINSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY WOMEN IN ROME

MANCINELLI, SANDRO;PALOMBI, LEONARDO;BUONOMO, ERSILIA;RICCARDI, FABIO
1990

Abstract

A cross-sectional study on 64 institutionalized and 65 noninstitutionalized elderly women has been undertaken. The age range was 60 through 90 years. Vitamin C status was assessed by serum ascorbic acid measurement and the nutritional status was evaluated by a three-day dietary record and main anthropometric measurements. Mean concentration of ascorbic acid was 1.03 mg/dl in the noninstitutionalized and 0.67 mg/dl in the institutionalized group (p < 0.001). A serum ascorbic acid level < 0.2 mg/dl was found in one (1.5%) and seven (10.9%) subjects respectively (p < 0.03). Mean intake of vitamin C was 104.1 mg/d in the former and 87.3 mg/d in the latter group (p = NS), being less than 45 mg/d in 16 living at home and 11 institutionalized women. Serum ascorbic acid level did not correlate significantly to dietary nutrient intake but correlated to activity of daily living level (r = 0.29), vitamin C intake (r = 0.23), ideal body weight (r= -0.15), relative body weight (r = 0.15) and body mass index (r = 0.14). Suggestions are made concerning a higher intake of vitamin C and a more careful catering to improve the health status of the elderly people living in large institutions. The authors also suggest to include the serum ascorbic level determination in the assessment of the general health status of the elderly.
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Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
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ELDERLY WOMEN INSTITUTIONALIZATION; DIETARY INTAKE; NUTRITIONAL STATUS; ANTHROPOMETRY; ASCORBIC ACID-INTAKE; ASCORBIC ACID-SERUM CONCENTRATION
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MARAZZI, M.C., MANCINELLI, S., PALOMBI, L., MARTINOLI, L., DE LUCA, E.D., BUONOMO, E., et al. (1990). VITAMIN-C AND NUTRITIONAL-STATUS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED AND NONINSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY WOMEN IN ROME. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR VITAMIN AND NUTRITION RESEARCH, 60(4), 351-359.
Marazzi, M; Mancinelli, S; Palombi, L; Martinoli, L; DE LUCA, E; Buonomo, E; Riccardi, F
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