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Table 2 Distribution of clinical, anthropometric, functional capacity, and body composition variables according to the appendicular skeletal muscle mass index of postmenopausal women

From: Low appendicular skeletal muscle mass index is associated with the anthropometric variables of post-menopausal women

Variables ASMI (kg/m2)
1st Tertile
(n = 38)
(5.68 ± 0.31)
2nd tertile
(n = 38)
(6.72 ± 0.28)
3rd Tertile
(n = 38)
(7.78 ± 0.53)
p value
Age (years) 67.9 ± 5.71ª 66.4 ± 5.33ª,b 63.6 ± 5.60b 0.004
Age at menarche (years) 13.24 ± 1.70 13.7 ± 1.90 12.9 ± 1.95 0.179
Menopause age (years) 46.5 ± 6.38 48.5 ± 5.72 45.5 ± 6.13 0.099
Time of menopause (years) 21.4 ± 8.98 17.9 ± 8.33 18.1 ± 8.91 0.162
Height (m) 1.54 ± 6.76 1.55 ± 6.43 1.54 ± 6.39 0.816
Body mass (kg) 54.5 ± 6.90ª 67.0 ± 6.86b 76.3 ± 9.11c < 0.001
BMI (kg/m 2) 22.9 ± 2.33ª 27.7 ± 1.96b 32.0 ± 3.87c < 0.001
CC (cm) 33.4 ± 2.10ª 37.2 ± 2.60b 39.8 ± 2.90c < 0.001
WC (cm) 81.7 ± 8.00a 92.6 ± 6.35b 99.9 ± 10.2c < 0.001
DAPMT (mm) 11.2 ± 3.04ª 13.6 ± 2.80b 15.3 ± 3.19c < 0.001
DHGS (kg) 21.2 ± 6.07 22.0 ± 5.15 22.5 ± 5.98 0.602
Total Body Fat (%) 41.4 ± 5.12 41.6 ± 5.21 41.6 ± 6.24 0.986
TUGT (seconds)Ŧ 11.5 ± 2.93 11.5 ± 2.49 12.1 ± 4.88 0.861
  1. One-way Anova test. Ŧ Kruskal-Wallis test. ASMI Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass Index, BMI Body mass index, CC Calf circumference, WC Waist circumference, DAPMT Dominant adductor pollicis muscle thickness, DHGS Dominant handgrip strength, TUG Timed Up and Go test. a-c Mean values without a common superscript letter differ.