Malnutrition risk of older people across district health board community, hospital and residential care settings in New Zealand.

arol Wham, Emily Fraser, Julia Buhs-Catterall, Rebecca Watkin and Cheryl Gammon
School of Food and Nutrition, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Jacqui Allen

Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Objective: To determine the prevalence of malnutrition risk in older people across three settings.
Methods: Older people living in the community or newly admitted to hospital or residential care were assessed for malnutrition risk using the validated Mini-Nutritional Assessment Short Form and dysphagia risk using the Eating Assessment Tool-10. Demographic, physical and health data were collected.