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Table 3 Patterns of alcohol consumption according to the prevalence of sarcopenia

From: High prevalence of sarcopenia among binge drinking elderly women: a nationwide population-based study

Variables Men
(n = 1698)
Non-sarcopenia
(n = 1190)
Sarcopenia
(n = 508)
P-value Women Non-sarcopenia Sarcopenia P-value
Quantity of Drinking (%)     0.906     0.022
 Non-drinker 266 (15.7) 184 (15.5) 82 (16.1)   74.4 74.0 77.5  
 Light-to-moderate drinker 1168(68.8) 82 (68.7) 351 (69.1)   25.2 25.8 20.9  
 Heavy drinker 264 (15.5) 188 (15.8) 75 (14.8)   0.3 0.2 1.6  
Frequency of drinking (%)     0.017     0.366
 < 1 time/month 773 (45.5) 515 (43.3) 258 (50.8)   68.9 68.3 72.9  
 ≥ 1 time/month and ≤2–4 times a month 522 (30.7) 382 (32.1) 140 (27.6)   21.9 22.5 17.1  
 ≥ 2–3 times a week 403 (23.7) 293 (24.6) 110 (21.7)   9.3 9.2 10.1  
Precense of binge drinking (%)     0.233     0.024
 Social drinker 1224 (72.1) 841 (70.7) 385 (75.8)   96.3 96.9 91.5  
 Binge drinker 474 (27.9) 349 (29.3) 123 (24.2)   3.7 3.1 8.5  
AUDIT score (%)     0.134     0.311
 0 to 7 883 (52.0) 594 (49.9) 293 (57.7)   89.6 96.3 93.0  
 8 to 14 465 (27.4) 341 (28.7) 123 (24.2)   1.6 3.1 6.2  
 15 to 19 199 (11.7) 147 (12.4) 49 (9.7)   8.8 0.1 0.0  
 > 20 151 (8.9) 108 (9.1) 43 (8.4)   12.3 0.6 0.8