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Table 1 Operational definition of five criteria for defining frailty among Chinese older adults

From: Incidence of frailty among community-dwelling older adults: a nationally representative profile in China

CriteriaDefinition
SlownessGait speed (Men):Gait speed (Women):
 Height ≤ 163 cm: ≤0.45 m/s Height ≤ 151 cm: ≤0.36 m/s
 Height > 163 cm: ≤0.48 m/s Height > 151 cm: ≤0.43 m/s
WeaknessGrip strength (Men):Grip strength (Women):
 BMI ≤20.6 kg/m2: ≤25.2 kg BMI ≤20.0 kg/m2: ≤15.0 kg
 BMI 20.6–23.2 kg/m2: ≤28.5 kg BMI 20.0–22.1 kg/m2: ≤17.5 kg
 BMI 23.2–25.9 kg/m2: ≤30.0 kg BMI 22.1–24.8 kg/m2: ≤17.5 kg
 BMI > 25.9 kg/ m2: ≤30.0 kg BMI > 24.8 kg/m2: ≤20.0 kg
ExhaustionFelt “I could not get going” or “Everything I did was an effort” at least 3–4 days during the last week
InactivityDid not walk at least 10 min continuously during a usual week
ShrinkingLoss of 5 or more kilograms in the previous year or BMI ≤18.5 kg/m2
  1. BMI body mass index