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Table 2 Basic characteristics

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

  H70 (women) n = 319 H70 (men) n = 202 ULSAM (men) n = 288
Age (yrs) 75.6 ± 0.3 75.6 ± 0.3 86.6 ± 1
Height (cm) 161 ± 6.1 174.9 ± 6.5 172.4 ± 6
Weight (kg) 66.5 ± 10.7 82.2 ± 12.4 74.3 ± 7.8
Body mass index (BMI)(kg/m2) 25.7 ± 4.1 26.8 ± 3.6 25.6 ± 3.5
Proportion with BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 20% 15.4% 7%
Body fat mass (BF)(%) 39.7 ± 7.3 31.5 ± 7.5 28.6 ± 7.0
Proportion with BF > 42% 46.6% 62% 44%
Waist circumference (WC) (cm) 86.9 ± 11.5 98.2 ± 10.5 99.6 ± 9.7
Proportion with WC ≥ 88 cm 50% 35% 37%
Skeletal muscle index (SMI) (kg/m2) 6.6 ± 0.9 8.6 ± 0.7 7.45 ± 0.8
Grip strength (kg) 24.2 ± 4.3 38.5 ± 7.1 30.2 ± 6.5
Time for five repeated chair stands (sec) 11.9 ± 3.3 12.5 ± 3.9 18 ± 7
Gait speed (m/sec) 1.2 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.2 1.36 ± 0.3