Table 4

Total energy requirements (kcal/day) based on basal metabolic rate, specific dynamic action of food, and activity levels of the subjects, by age group. Simple linear regression p-values are shown across age groups.

Age group

P-value

Near-old

Young-old

Old-old

Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD


Males

2074

199

1919

241

1699

149

<0.001

Females

1712

149

1662

170

1398

131

<0.001

All

1875

250

1759

233

1555

206

<0.001


Risonar et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:19   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-19

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