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Table 1 Characteristics of Patients

From: Correlation between the Charlson comorbidity index and skeletal muscle mass/physical performance in hospitalized older people potentially suffering from sarcopenia

CharacteristicAll(n = 168)Men(n = 99)Women(n = 69)P-value (Men vs. Women)
Age(y)83.34 ± 7.3284.15 ± 7.5482.17 ± 6.880.085
Duration of stay(d)14.19 ± 11.0715.51 ± 13.2812.30 ± 6.380.065
BMI (kg/m2)24.52 ± 3.1924.37 ± 3.4024.75 ± 2.860.44
Gait speed(m/s)0.69 ± 0.250.67 ± 0.260.71 ± 0.250.301
Smoking, n (%)18 (10.71)15 (15.15)3 (4.35)0.026
  1. Age, Duration of stay and BMI (mean ± SD)
  2. *P-value for difference between subgroups with independent sample t test