A Study on the Nutritional Status and Health Condition of Elderly in Ulsan area

울산지역 노인의 영양상태와 건강상태에 관한 조사연구

  • Jeong, Mi-Suk (Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Ulsan) ;
  • Kim, Hye-Kyung (Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Ulsan)
  • 정미숙 (울산대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김혜경 (울산대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1998.07.30


This survey was carried out to obtain the information concerning nutritional status, including factors of food intake and health condition of elderly living in Ulsan area. Main results were as follows. 1) Average height of subjects was close to Korean reference, while weight was below Korean reference, average obesity rate and body mass index were +6.93% and 21.9. 2) In health related factors, 41% of subjects exercised regularly, 31.6% of subjects drank alcoholic beverage, and 41.4% of subjects smoked currently. 3) Mean food habits score was 32.1(ranging from 10 to 50) and milk and lipid food intake were decreased. 4) Dietary intake data showed the average daily intake of all nutrients except phosphorus, were lower than RDA, especially vitamin A, calcium and zinc were lower than other nutrients. According to the percentage of RDA, vitamin A was the nutrient found to be least sufficient. 5) Among the various influential factors resident type, pocket money, exercise and smoking influenced on nutrient intake considerably