Journal of Aging Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Malnutrition-Sarcopenia Syndrome: Is This the Future of Nutrition Screening and Assessment for Older Adults?

Table 1

Prevalence of malnutrition and sarcopenia in older adults across clinical settings.

Patient Population/SettingMalnutritionSarcopenia

Hospital/Acute Care56% [11]
23% [15]
Long Term Care21% [15]32.8% [21]
2–9% [15]25% [20]
Community1–10% [15]37–61% (class I sarcopenia) [22]
(41–48% at risk) [14]5–11% (class II sarcopenia) [22]

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