Skip to main content

Table 5 Comparison of this population (UK 2006/7) with NDNS data (UK 1994/5) [21]

From: Health, wellbeing and nutritional status of older people living in UK care homes: an exploratory evaluation of changes in food and drink provision

  Our Norfolk residents NDNS institutionalised participants
Age 86.1 intervention homes, 87.7 control homes 51% aged 85 years and over
Male 33% intervention homes, 25% control homes 23%
Live in residential homes 100% 57%
Live in homes managed by local authorities 100% 21%
Number of participants giving consent 105 412
Consent rates for participation 57% 94%
Underweight
(BMI < 20)
14% 16% men, 15% women
Obesity
(BMI >30)
16% 10% men, 13% women
Mean mid-upper arm circumference, cm 28.4 cm men,
27.5 cm women
26.9 cm men, 27.0 cm women.
Mean hand grip strength, kg 16.1 kg men,
9.9 kg women
19.1 kg men, 11.7 kg women.