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Table 1 General characteristics of participants

From: Associations between the quality of life in sarcopenia measured with the SarQoL® and nutritional status

Variables   N (%)
Sex Male 41 (12.7)
  Female 283 (87.3)
Age Median (25%, 75%) 72.0 (68.3, 78.0)
Living alone No 170 (52.5)
  Yes 154 (47.5)
Education level ≤ 6 years 196 (60.5)
  ≥ 7 years 128 (39.5)
Smoking No 314 (96.9)
  Yes 10 (3.1)
Depression No 223 (68.8)
  Yes 101 (31.2)
SARC_F < Probable not sarcopenia 256 (79.0)
  ≥ Probable sarcopenia 68 (21.0)
SMI Robust 288 (88.9)
  Low 36 (11.1)
Calf circumference Robust 183 (56.5)
  Low 141 (43.5)
Grip strength Robust 253 (78.1)
  Low 71 (21.9)
TUG Robust 224 (69.1)
  Low 100 (30.9)
Determine (range: 0–21) 0–2 138 (42.6)
  3–5 95 (29.3)
  ≥ 6 91 (28.1)
SalQoL   
 Physical and mental health Median (25%, 75%) 62.2 (51.4, 76.6)
 Locomotion Median (25%, 75%) 66.7 (50.0, 91.7)
 Body composition Median (25%, 75%) 62.5 (50.0, 79.2)
 Functionality Median (25%, 75%) 73.2 (57.7, 86.5)
 Activities of daily living Median (25%, 75%) 70.0 (55.4, 85.0)
 Leisure activities Median (25%, 75%) 66.5 (33.3, 66.5)
 Fears Median (25%, 75%) 87.5 (75.0, 100.0)
 Overall Median (25%, 75%) 70.2 (56.0 81.8)
Total   324 (100.0)
  1. TUG, timed up and go; SMI, skeletal muscle index; DETERMINE: Disease, Eating poorly, Tooth loss, Mouth pain, Economic hardship, Reduced social contact, Multiple medicines, Involuntary weight loss or gain, Need for assistance in self-care, and Elderly; SarQoL, Sarcopenia-specific Quality of Life