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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants in main analyses at baseline

From: Handgrip strength but not SARC-F score predicts cognitive impairment in older adults with multimorbidity in primary care: a cohort study

Variable Baseline (n = 477)
N %/Mean (SD)
Age (years)   69.41 (6.37)
Sex
 Female 327 68.6%
 Male 150 31.4%
Number of chronic diseases   4.01 (1.85)
Hypertension 334 70.0%
Dyslipidaemia 224 47.0%
Diabetes 143 30.0%
Musculoskeletal disorders 288 60.4%
Chronic pain (medication required) 181 37.9%
Number of regular medication use   2.36 (1.99)
Years of education   7.77 (4.13)
Employment status
 Retiree 296 62.1%
 Housemaker 137 28.7%
 Employee 35 7.3%
 Self-employed/employer 9 1.9%
Marital status
 Married 316 66.2%
 Widowed 108 22.6%
 Divorced 25 5.2%
 Single 19 4.0%
 Separated 9 1.9%
  1. Mean values are shown with standard deviations in parentheses. For categorical and dichotomous variables, proportions are shown as well as the number of observations for each category