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Table 1 Comparison between non-faller and faller groups on the sample demographics

From: Gluteal muscle composition differentiates fallers from non-fallers in community dwelling older adults

  Non-fallers Fallers p
  ( n= 43) ( n= 15)  
Age (yr) 74.0 ± 1.1 73.0 ± 1.1 0.56
Height (cm) 166.9 ± 1.3 165.6 ± 2.5 0.63
Weight (kg) 75.1 ± 2.2 79.0 ± 5.0 0.42
BMI (kg.m 2) 26.7 ± 0.5 28.2 ± 1.3 0.21
Fat Mass (kg) 26.7 ± 1.1 31.0 ± 2.5 0.09
Fat-Free Mass (kg) 45.8 ± 1.4 47.2 ± 3.4 0.65
% Fat Mass 35.4 ± 0.9 38.3 ± 1.7 0.12
Co-morbidities (%)
Hypertension 22.4 13.8 0.27
Hyperlipidemia 31.0 19.0 0.19
Diabetes 3.4 1.7 0.56
Coronary disease 1.7 3.4 0.56
Edema (lower limbs) 3.4 3.4 1.00
Painful joints 19.0 15.5 0.65
Osteoarthritis 24.1 13.8 0.20
Osteoporosis 10.3 6.9 0.53
Depression 1.7 6.9 0.18
Incontinence 1.7 1.7 1.00
Asthma 5.2 1.7 0.32
Number of reported falls in previous 12 months (%)
1 0 66.7  
2 0 26.7  
3 0 6.7  
  1. Data is expressed as Mean ± SEM. Comparisons significant for p < 0.05.