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Table 2 Number of deaths and mortality rates in men and women by tertiles of grip strength during the follow-up time in the KORA-Age Study (2008 – 2011)

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

Men Maximum grip strength ≤30 kg Maximum grip strength >30– < 38 kg Maximum grip strength >38 kg Total
Alive (n (%)) 144 (80%) 168 (93%) 162 (96%) 474 (89%)
Dead (n (%)) 37 (20%) 12 (7%) 7 (4%) 56 (11%)
Total 181 180 169 530
Mortality ratea 77 (59–106) 24 (13–41) 14 (7–30) 39 (31–51)
Women Maximum grip strength ≤18 kg Maximum grip strength >18– < 24 kg Maximum grip strength >24 kg Total
Alive (n (%)) 162 (85%) 210 (96%) 125 (99%) 497 (93%)
Dead (n (%)) 29 (15%) 9 (4%) 1 (1%) 39 (7%)
Total 191 219 126 536
Mortality ratea 57 (39–81) 14 (7–27) 1 (0–19) 25 (19–35)
  1. aper 1,000 person years (95% CI)