Skip to main content


Figure 1 | BMC Geriatrics

Figure 1

From: Inverse association between insulin resistance and gait speed in nondiabetic older men: results from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002

Figure 1

Adjusted means of habitual gait speed v.s. quartiles of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in both men and women.* * Means of habitual gait speed were adjusted for age, race, body mass index categories, smoking status, alcohol consumption, use of walking devices, co-morbidities (hypertension, chronic lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis), markers of nutrition and cardiovascular risk (natural-log-transformed levels of folate, vitamin B12, total cholesterol, homocysteine and C-reactive protein), and peak leg strength. Abbreviation: homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance HOMA-IR.

Back to article page