Table 4: Relationship (Spearman correlation or Chi square test) between socioeconomic measures with each of the 6 domains in the modified Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF), in women aged 70–79 ( ).

IncomeLacking money for foodDifficulty making ends meet

Recent decreased intakeρ = −0.21*ρ = −0.13*ρ = −0.16*
Recent unintentional weight lossρ = −0.08*ρ = −0.10*ρ = −0.07
Diminished mobilityρ = −0.17*ρ = −0.23*ρ = −0.20*
Recent psychological distress or acute illness
Neuropsychological problems ρ = −0.23*ρ = −0.20*ρ = −0.28*
Low body mass index ρ = 0.09*ρ = 0.03ρ = 0.06

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