Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

Problem of Malnutrition of Elderly People Living at Home in the District of Coleah (Commune of Matam)

Ousmane SANGARE*, Abdoulaye SANKHON and Ibrahima KABA

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences of the Ecole Supérieure du Tourism, et de l’Hôtellerie, Conakry, Guinea

*Corresponding Author: Ousmane SANGARE, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences of the Ecole Supérieure du Tourism, et de l’Hôtellerie, Conakry, Guinea.

Received: December 05, 2022; Published: February 08, 2023

Abstract

In Guinea, there is no data on the prevalence of un denutrition among elderly people living at home.
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of under nutrition among the elderly and to contribute to the improvement of their diet.
The results of this study show that a significant proportion of elderly people living at home have an altered nutritional status.
The most affected were the male and those who lost their partners (widows and widowers).
Indeed, out of a total of I 03 people surveyed in the Coleah district from 8 to 18 June 2018, we obtained the following results:D According to the overall assessment of malnutrition, we found the following:One person (ie 0. 97%) out of the 103 respondents was severely malnourished, 19 (18.45%)were at risk of undmutrition and 83 (80. 58%) were in normal nutritional status D According to BMI, 8 out of 103 were underweight, 25 were overweight, 23 were obese an 7 had normal nutritional status.

Keywords: Undemutrition; Elderly; Home

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Citation

Citation: Ousmane SANGARE., et al. “Problem of Malnutrition of Elderly People Living at Home in the District of Coleah (Commune of Matam)".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.3 (2023): 45-51.

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Copyright: © 2023 Ousmane SANGARE., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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