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Table 1 Methods and cut-offs for defining sarcopenia and obesity

From: Sarcopenic obesity and associations with mortality in older women and men – a prospective observational study

  H70 women & men ULSAM men
Sarcopenia (1) Method Cut-off Method Cut-off
Chair stand (sec) Five repeated chair stands > 15 (women & men) Five repeated chair stands > 15
Grip strength (kg) Jamar dynamometer < 16 (women) Baseline hydraulic hand dynamometer < 27
< 27 (men)
Muscle Mass, kg/m2 BIS SMI < 5.75(women)/ DXA ASMI < 7
< 8.5 (men) (27)
Obesity
BMI (kg/m2) Balance scale/ standing height > 30 (women & men) (10) Balance scale/standing height > 30
Fat mass (%) BIS > 42 (women) DXA > 30
> 30 (men) (28)
Waist circumference (cm) Measuring tapea > 88 (women)/
> 102 (men) (29)
Measuring tapea > 102
  1. BIS Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, DXA Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, SMI Skeletal Muscle Index, ASMI Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Index
  2. a measured midway between the lowest rib bone and the iliac crest