volume 60, issue 3, P242-248 2014
DOI: 10.1590/1806-9282.60.03.0013
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Abstract: Nutritional status, physical performance and functional capacity in an elderly population in southern Brazil Objective: to investigate the association between nutritional status and functional limitation and disability in an elderly population in southern Brazil. Methods: epidemiological, cross-sectional household-based study carried out with 477 elderly of both sexes (60 to 100 years). Body mass index (BMI) served to assess the nutritional status: underweight (BMI < 22 kg/m²) and overweight (BMI > 27 kg/m²).…

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