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Table 3 Distribution of biochemical 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  
Glucose (mg/dL)* Ŧ 99.0 ± 16.5 107.1 ± 35.7 106.5 ± 27.1 0.183  
Glycated Hb (%)** Ŧ 5.9 ± 0.67 6.3 ± 1.75 6.2 ± 0.84 0.136  
PTH (pg/ml)Ŧ 60.6 ± 19.8 64.7 ± 25.7 63.9 ± 21.8 0.895  
Potassium (mEq/L)* 4.6 ± 0.30 4.6 ± 0.38 4.5 ± 0.37 0.247  
Vitamin D (ng/dL)Ŧ 31.1 ± 7.24 30.2 ± 6.97 35.2 ± 45.4 0.861  
Ionic Calcium (mg/dL) 5.0 ± 0.31a 4.8 ± 0.33b 4.8 ± 0.27b 0.003  
Phosphorus (mg/dL)Ŧ 4.8 ± 6.0 3.9 ± 0.53 3.6 ± 0.47 0.293  
Magnesium (mg/dL)Ŧ 2.0 ± 0.25 2.1 ± 0.22 2.07 ± 0.26 0.866  
Uric acid 4.1 ± 1.15 4.2 ± 1.48 3.9 ± 1.49 0.553  
Chlorine* 102.7 ± 2.45 102.7 ± 2.96 103.2 ± 2.53 0.576  
Creatinine*** Ŧ 0.77 ± 0.22 0.77 ± 0.23 0.69 ± 0.30 0.532  
Alkaline phosphatase 178.1 ± 55.3 184.3 ± 51.7 191.8 ± 51.8 0.529  
CRP (mg/L)*** 6.12 ± 14.6 4.77 ± 5.4 4.7 ± 6.31 0.808  
Sodium (mEq/l) * 141.3 ± 2.31 140.9 ± 2.36 141.3 ± 2.80 0.733  
  1. One-way Anova test. Ŧ Kruskal Wallis Test. *n = 113; **n = 107; ***n = 112. Glycated Hb Glycated hemoglobin, PTH Parathyroid hormone, CRP C-Reactive Protein, a-c Mean values without a common superscript letter differ.