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Table 2 Prevalence of Independent ageing and its indicators at baseline and 5 years later

From: The impact of muscle function, muscle mass and sarcopenia on independent ageing in very old Swedish men

  Total population at mean age 87 years Participants who were followed up at mean age 92 years
Cross-sectional analyses Longitudinal analyses
No of cases/no. of subjects (%)
Independent aging 239/287 (83) 87/127 (69)
Mini-Mental State Examination score ≥ 25 p 252/287 (88) 85/95 (89)
No diagnosis of dementia 272/287 (95) 112/127 (88)
Community-dwelling 284/287 (99) 112/127 (88)
No assistance with personal carea 274/286 (96) 107/125 (86)
No assistance with outdoor walking 274/285 (96) 106/119 (89)
  1. aIndependent in bathing, dressing and toileting