Matos da Silva, Carolina1; Macele de Souza Batista, Helem1; Palmeira dos Santos, Tatiana Maria1; Melo de AraÃºjo, Andreza1; JÃºnior, JosÃ© Alfredo dos Santos2; Albuquerque dos Santos, Cynthia Barbosa1; Silva Xavier, Hugo JosÃ©1; Da Costa, Dayanne3
Introduction: Anemia is an important indicator of malnutrition and inadequate food intake can affect people of all age groups
Objective: Analyze food consumption through the iron intake (Fe), folate (B9 or folic acid) and / or cyanocobalamin (B12), and the association between nutritional status and anemia in hospitalized patients.
Methods: Data collection was conducted with institutionalized adults and elderly patients of both sexes, aiming to investigate determinants of anemia on them, consisting of clinical, anthropometric and biochemical data.
Results: The sample comprised 123 patients and found that more than 80% of the examined are anemic. No relationship was found between anemia and nutritional status of patients. There was a correlation between the studied vitamins and anemia. The inadequacy index was accentued in all nutrients mentioned, highlighting folate (B9) with 93.19%.
Conclusion: The result depicts that there was no relationship between nutritional status and anemia, despite the highrates, but war correlated the inadequate food intake with anemia.