Nutritional status of hyperlipidemics elderly in Indonesia according to body mass lndex (study in four Indonesian big cities)
The objective of this study was to assess the nutritional status of hyperlipidemics elderly. A cross sectional study was undertaken in 4 bigÂ cities in Indonesia using multistage random sampling. The respondents were 656 hyperlipidemics and non hyperlipidemics elderly whoÂ were the subsample of 1261 sample of a larger population study. Data were collected through anthropometric measurements andÂ biochemical blood analysis. To determine the nutritional status by Body Mass Index (BMI) the criteria used for elderly men and women areÂ as follows, underweight BMIÂ â¤Â 18.5 kg/m2, normoweight BMI 18.5 - 24.9 kg/m2, overweight BMI 25 - 29.9 kg/m2, and obese BMI â¥Â 30Â kg/m2. To determine lipid status, the criteria used are as follows, hyperlipidemics elderly, those who had plasma total cholesterol â¥Â 240Â mg/dl and or triglycerides â¥Â 200 mg/dl. Prevalence of hyperlipidemics in elderly women is higher then elderly men, 56.2% vs 47.0%. TheÂ BMI of hyperlipidemics is mostly overweight (60.4%) and obese (57.1%) for elderly men; and mostly normoweight (59.1%) and overweightÂ (59.5%) for elderly women. The prevalence of hyperlipidemics among undernourished elderly men and women were also quite high, 38.7%Â and 31.6% respectively. (Med J Indones 2005; 14: 97-100)
Keywords : BMI, hyperlipidemics, elderly
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