publication . Article . 2010

Relationship of Mastication Capability and Nutrition Status of Elderly Buginese and Mandarnese

Bahruddin, Dr.drg.M.Kes;
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  • Published: 02 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Dentika, Dental Jurnal
  • Country: Indonesia
The result show elderly Buginese had 64,9% with poor nutrition status caused by poor mastication capability, mastication capability and nutrition status elderly buginese had significant relation(p=0,04), while elderly Mandarnese had 39,8% with poor nutrition status caused by poor mastication, but statiscally, the relation between mastication capability with nutrition status in elderly mandarnese was not significant(P=0,076). As conclusion there was significant relationship between mastification capability and nutrition status in buginese and mandarnese, and mastication capability and nutrition status of Mandarnese were Better than Buginese. The effect of mastica...
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Mastication capability, nutrition status, elderly
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