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Table 2 Prevalence of frailty and pre-frailty and its components

From: Prevalence and correlates of frailty among older adults: findings from the German health interview and examination survey

  Men (n = 919)% (CI) Women (n = 924)% (CI) Total (n = 1843)% (CI)
Frailty status  
 frail 2.3 (1.3-4.1) 2.8 (1.8-4.3) 2.6 (1.8-3.6)
 pre-frail 36.9 (32.7-41.3) 40.4 (36.3-44.7) 38.8 (35.9-41.8)
 non-frail 60.8 (56.3-65.0) 56.7 (52.6-60.8) 58.6 (55.6-61.5)
Frailty components  
 self-reported exhaustion 5.5 (3.7-8.1) 9.7 (7.5-12.5) 7.8 (6.2-9.6)
 low weighta 4.7 (3.1-7.0) 10.3 (8.0-13.2) 7.7 (6.2-9.5)
 low physical activity 24.1 (20.2-28.4) 21.1 (17.7-25.0) 22.5 (19.8-25.5)
 low walking speedb 6.9 (4.9-9.5) 8.9 (6.5-12.0) 8.0 (6.3-10.0)
 low grip strength 10.8 (8.3-13.9) 12.6 (9.7-16.2) 11.8 (9.6-14.3)
  1. Figures are weighted population estimates expressed in per cent unless otherwise indicated.
  2. CI: 95% confidence interval.
  3. Not all percentages add to 100 due to rounding error.
  4. aBody mass index < 23.
  5. bTimed up and go test 15 seconds or more.