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Table 1 Classification of participants according to different sarcopenia classification criteria

From: Understanding factors associated with sarcopenic obesity in older African women from a low-income setting: a cross-sectional analysis

Variables FNIH EWGSOP EWGSOP2 AWGS IWGS SA
Low ASMI (kg/m2)   27 (22.1) 27 (22.1) 17 (13.9) 16 (13.1) 3 (2.5)a
Low grip strength (kg)   63 (52.1) 24 (19.8) 25 (20.5)
Low gait speed (m/sec)   2 (1.6) 2 (1.6) 7 (5.7) 7 (5.7)  
Low ASMBMI 58 (47.5)      
Low grip strengthBMI 56 (45.9)      
Sarcopenia Classification
 No sarcopenia 88 (72.1) 104 (85.3) 113 (92.6) 115 (94.3) 121 (99.2)  
 Sarcopenia 34 (27.9) 18 (14.7) 9 (7.4) 7 (5.7) 1 (0.8)  
 Sarcopenic non-obese 4 (3.3) 12 (9.8) 5 (4.1) 5 (4.1) 1 (0.8)  
 Sarcopenic obesity 30 (24.6) 6 (4.9) 4 (3.3) 2 (1.6) 0 (0)  
  1. Data reported as n(%). European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People, EWGSOP [8, 9]; The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, FNIH [7]; Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia, AWGS [10]; International Working Group for Sarcopenia, IWGS [11]; South Africa, SA (Criteria for low muscle mass) [26]
  2. a No participants had low ASMI and obesity