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|Title:||Elderly in a country going through epidemiological health transition - The example of Thailand|
F. P. Schelp
Freie Universitat Berlin
|Keywords:||Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine|
|Citation:||Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Vol.1, No.1 (1997), 45-49|
|Abstract:||A review of the available literature on the socio-economic-, health- and nutritional status of elderly in Thailand showed that the majority of individuals in this age group is still quite well-off. The fact that over 80% of them are living with their families puts them in a better social environment than their counterparts in western countries. The health- and nutritional status of most elderlys, with the exception of their vitamin status, is quite good. Biochemical indicators and intake data show deficiencies over a wide range for different vitamins. However, clinical signs of vitamin deficiencies are rare. Changes in the country's socio-economic environment and the increasing proportion of elderly people will challenge the health delivery sector to pay more attention to the care and service for the elderly in the future.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 1991-2000|
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