Nutrition and Aging IssuesMalnutrition Prevalence in Aged Care Residents A Pilot StudyKellett, Jane MSc; Kyle, Greg PhD; Itsiopoulos, Catherine PhD; Naunton, Mark PhD; Bacon, Rachel MScAuthor Information Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics (Ms Kellett and Ms Bacon), Discipline of Pharmacy (Dr Kyle and Dr Naunton), Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Bruce, Canberra, Australia; Department of Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia (Dr Itsiopoulos). Correspondence: Jane Kellett, MSc, Lecturer, Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia ([email protected]). We thank Andrew Simpson for providing standardized training in performing the Subjective Global Assessment and for his assistance with data collection. We also thank Carole Richards for her assistance with data collection. We also acknowledge the assistance of Master of Nutrition and Dietetics students from the University of Canberra-–Natalie Corcoran, Sarah Groves, Gabrielle Ryan, Miriam Vandermeide, and Holly Wright. Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to the article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 276-280 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000042 Buy Metrics Abstract Malnutrition is a significant clinical and public health problem. The prevalence of malnutrition was determined in a sample of older people living in 2 residential aged care facilities in Australia. The Subjective Global Assessment tool was used to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in 57 residents. The majority of residents were well nourished (67%), 26% moderately malnourished, and 7% severely malnourished. Prevalence of malnutrition was higher for those receiving high-level care (42%), but this was not statistically significant (P = .437). No relationship was found between malnutrition status and age (P = .529) or sex (P = .839). Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.