Gendered Analyses of Nutrient Deficiencies Among the Elderly

Hung Hao Chang, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr, Kung Chi Chan

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Abstract

This paper examines the factors that are associated with nutrient intake status of the elderly. Our study places special attention on the roles of physical functions, mental health, and dietary knowledge on the risk of inadequate nutrition consumption (nutrition consumption deficiencies). Using a nationwide survey of the elderly in Taiwan, we conduct empirical analysis separately by gender. Our results suggest that improving the physical conditions of male elders, the mental health of female elders, and dietary knowledge can decrease the nutrient consumption deficiencies of the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-279
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Food
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Taiwan
Nutrients
Nutrition
Mental health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Empirical analysis
Factors
Nutrient intake

Keywords

  • Dietary knowledge
  • Elderly
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Physical and mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Gendered Analyses of Nutrient Deficiencies Among the Elderly. / Chang, Hung Hao; Nayga, Jr, Rodolfo M.; Chan, Kung Chi.

In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.06.2011, p. 268-279.

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Chang, Hung Hao ; Nayga, Jr, Rodolfo M. ; Chan, Kung Chi. / Gendered Analyses of Nutrient Deficiencies Among the Elderly. In: Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 268-279.
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