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Table 2 Outcomes of linear regression analysis of the association between ESR, albumin and WBC count with measures of sarcopenia

From: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and albumin as markers of inflammation are associated with measures of sarcopenia: a cross-sectional study

  Gait speed, m/s Ln TUG test, s Ln CST, s HGS, kg RMM, % ALM/height2, kg/m2
ESR Crude β 95% CI −0.005 −0.007, −0.003 0.006 0.003, 0.010 0.005 0.002, 0.008 −0.126 −0.189, −0.063 −0.179 −0.274, −0.084 −0.000 −0.022, 0.022
p value 0.000 0.000 0.001 0.000 0.000 1.000
Adjusted β 95% CI −0.004 −0.006, −0.002 0.005 0.002, 0.008 0.005 0.002, 0.008 −0.052 −0.102, −0.001 −0.115 −0.196, −0.034 0.010–0.011, 0.031
p value 0.000 0.002 0.003 0.046 0.006 0.328
Albumin Crude β 95% CI 0.020 0.011, 0.028 −0.020 −0.034, −0.006 −0.012 −0.025, 0.001 0.596 0.311, 0.881 0.233–0.244, 0.711 0.002–0.101, 0.106
p value 0.000 0.006 0.062 0.000 0.333 0.962
Adjusted β 95% CI 0.014 0.006, 0.022 −0.013 −0.027, 0.000 −0.009 −0.022, 0.004 0.455 0.225, 0.684 0.375–0.014, 0.764 − 0.007 −0.102, 0.088
p value 0.001 0.057 0.166 0.000 0.059 0.886
WBC count Crude β 95% CI −0.011 −0.021, − 0.002 0.011–0.005, 0.026 0.002–0.012, 0.016 −0.354 −0.679, − 0.029 −0.654 −1.362, 0.055 − 0.105 −0.263, 0.053
p value 0.018 0.178 0.785 0.033 0.070 0.188
Adjusted β 95% CI −0.005 −0.014, 0.004 0.006–0.009, 0.021 − 0.001 −0.015, 0.013 −0.112 −0.371, 0.146 − 0.430 −1.017, 0.156 −0.071 −0.214, 0.071
p value 0.299 0.409 0.921 0.393 0.147 0.322
  1. ALM Appendicular lean mass, β Beta, CI Confidence interval, CST Chair stand test, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, HGS Handgrip strength, Ln Natural logarithm, RMM Relative skeletal muscle mass, TUG Timed up and go, WBC White blood cell. Adjusted model: adjusted for age, sex, number of morbidities. Bold indicates a statistical significant outcome