Age related changes in nutritional status of the aged Sonowal Kacharis of Lakhimpur district, Assam

Smriti Rekha Sonowal

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A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine nutritional status based on BMI and tried to examine if there is any variation in nutritional status with regard to age, sex, economic conditions, morbidity and self- rated health status among the aged Sonowal Kacharis of Lakhimpur district, Assam. The sample consists of 265 aged (50 years and above), where 129 are males and 136 are females. The study reveals that prevalence of under nutrition is high in both sexes. Attempt is made to examine the probable causes of higher level of under nutrition.


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Aged, nutrition, sex, income, age variation, self-rated health status.

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