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Table 1 Participant characteristics of the KORA-Age Study (2008 – 2011) stratified by gender (n = 1,066)

From: Gender differences in the association between grip strength and mortality in older adults: results from the KORA-age study

  Men (n = 530) Women (n = 536)
Maximum grip strength, kg, median (IQRa) 35 (10) 22 (6)
 Lowb 28 (6) 16 (6)
 Moderate 36 (2) 22 (1)
 High 44 (8) 28 (4)
Age, years (median (IQR)) 76 (11) 76 (11)
BMI, kg/m2 (median (IQR)) 27.9 (5) 27.9 (6)
SCREEN II nutritional status (n (%))
  ≤ 36 points 152 (29) 199 (37)
  > 36; ≤41 points 188 (35) 213 (40)
  > 41 points 190 (36) 124 (23)
Physical activity (n (%))
 Active 303 (57) 260 (48)
 Inactive 227 (43) 276 (52)
Number of prescribed drugs (median (IQR)) 3 (4) 3 (3)
Cancer (n (%)) 27 (5) 16 (3)
Cardiovascular diseases (n (%)) 198 (37) 180 (34)
Lung diseases (n (%)) 60 (11) 54 (10)
  1. aIQR interquartile range. bLow: men, ≤30 (kg); women, ≤18 (kg). Moderate: men, >30 (kg) and ≤38 (kg); women, >18 (kg) and ≤24 (kg). High: men, >38 (kg); women, >24 (kg)