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Table 2 Correlations between sarcopenia category and independent variables in women and men

From: Prevalence of probable sarcopenia in community-dwelling older Swiss people – a cross-sectional study

Independent variables Women Men
Correlation coefficient Level of Significance Correlation coefficient Level of Significance
Age rs = 0.332* p < .001 rs = 0.33* p = .002
Height rs = − 0.141 p = .100 rs = 0.095 p = .394
Weight rs = − 0.176* p = .039 rs = − 0.187 p = .092
Medication rs = 0.091 p = .291 rs = 0.062 p = .578
Falls rs = 0.195* p = .022 rs = 0.136 p = .224
Osteoarthritis in hands rs = − 0.037 p = .672 rs = 0.073 p = .515
Cognition rs = − 0.242* p = .005 rs = − 0.004 p = .975
Physical activity rs = − 0.323* p < .001 rs = − 0.234* P = .034
Taking stairs regularly rs = − 0.224* p = .009 rs = 0.001 p = .995
Participating in Sport activities rs = − 0.258* p < .001 rs = − 0.221* p = .046
ADL performance rs = − 0.409* p < .001 rs = − 0.353* p < .001
  1. *significant correlation (p < .05)
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