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Table 4 Factors associated with low handgrip strength, low gait speed and reduced performance in repeat chair stands (RCS) by stepwise logistic regression (OR: 95 % CI)

From: Sarcopenia-related features and factors associated with lower muscle strength and physical performance in older Chinese: a cross sectional study

Variables Low handgrip strength Low gait speed Reduced performance of RCS
Age increased 10 years 1.13(1.07–1.18) 1.12(1.04–1.18) 1.10(1.06–1.15)
Urban resident 0.10(0.05–0.20) 0.08(0.02–0.40) 0.39(0.24–0.65)
Female 1.92(1.06–3.46) - -
BMI - 1.25(1.09–1.43) -
≥2 co-morbidity - - 1.99(1.20–3.29)
Current smoker - - -
Current Drinker - - -
Physical exercise - 0.27(0.09–0.79) -
Meals per day - - -
Structured daily routine - 2.77(1.34–5.72)) -
Hobby loving - 0.11(0.04–0.33) 0.35(0.17–0.72)
Self rated health -   -
  1. Current smoker: ≥5/day; Current drinker: at least once a week; Physical exercise: moderate or more, at least once a week and lasting for 30 min or more; Meals/day: 1 = 1meal, 2 = 2meals, 3 ≥ 3meals; Structured daily routine: 1 = structured, 2 = moderate, 3 = unstructured; Self rated health: 1 = very bad, 2 = bad, 3 = modest, 4 = good, 5 = very good