Public Assistance Journal and Health and Hospital Review, 30 April 1948

From a study of old age, carried out by the Nuffield Foundation Survey Committee on people in Wolverhampton.

"In the great majority of instances the old people enjoy their food and eat ordinary food. Among women, however, a larger proportion are unable to eat fat meat than in the case of men. Strangely enough a high instance of inadequate dentition does not appear to be reflected in the state of the health of the old people. Apart from the normal diseases and those particularly prevalent amongst older people, many of the group suffered trouble with their feet. Actually, pain in the feet is a very important cause of disability among old people. Women are much more liable to suffer in this way than men and this is particularly hard on them owing to the nature of their work in the home."