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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