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Table 3 Biochemical characteristics and differences of frail and non-frail subjects

From: Prevalence and factors associated with frailty in hospitalized older patients

PopulationTotal
n = 124
Non frail
n = 19
Frail
n = 25
Severely frail
n = 80
Glycemia (mg/dL)98.0 [32.0–661.0]89.0 [53.0–241.0]104.0 [60.0–661.0]97.0 [32.0–271.0]
HbA1c (%)6.8 ± 126.3 ± 1.36.5 ± 1.57.0 ± 1.1
Cholesterol (mg/dL)163.0 ± 41.8182.5 ± 50.8163.5 ± 34.8157.9 ± 40.2
Leukocytes (103/μL)9.0 ± 4.49.2 ± 3.28.2 ± 5.09.3 ± 4.5
Lymphocytes (%)16.6 ± 9.615.2 ± 9.3 b20.8 ± 11.3 a15.6 ± 8.9 b
Hemoglobin (g/dL)12.1 ± 2.712.5 ± 1.811.8 ± 1.812.2 ± 3.1
CRP (mg/L)30.5 [3.0–333.0]19.0 [3.0–315.0]12.0 [3.0–229.0]44.5 [3.0–333.0] *
Albumin (g/L)29.6 ± 5.131.6 ± 4.130.6 ± 6.328.8 ± 4.8
Prealbumin (mg/dL)16.5 ± 6.819.1 ± 6.917.1 ± 6.715.7 ± 6.8
Creatinin (mg/dl)1.1 ± 0.81.4 ± 1.01.0 ± 0.41.1 ± 0.8
Vit D (ng/ml)21.6 ± 12.015.9 ± 9.7 b20.3 ± 12.5 a b23.4 ± 12.0 a
  1. Vit D Vitamin D, CRP C Reactive Protein, HbA1c Glycated hemoglobin
  2. * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (Mann-Whitney test)
  3. a, b: Different superscript letters in the same row indicate significant difference between values at p < 0.05 level (Duncan’s multiple range test) and values are mean ± standard deviation or or median [minimum; maximum] (non-normal distribution)
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