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Title: Elderly in a country going through epidemiological health transition - The example of Thailand
Authors: P. Pongpaew
F. P. Schelp
Mahidol University
Freie Universitat Berlin
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1997
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.
ISSN: 12797707
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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