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Table 1 Basic characteristics of PrMW and PMW

From: Factors associated with measures of sarcopenia in pre and postmenopausal women

Characteristics PrMW (n = 184)
Mean (SD)
PMW (n = 166)
Mean (SD)
p value *
Measures of sarcopenia
 RSMI (kg/m2) 6.9 (0.9) 6.6 (1.0) 0.008
 HGS (kg) 19.0 (6.0) 15.2 (4.8) < 0.001
 GS (m/s) 1.2 (0.1) 1.0 (0.16) < 0.001
Anthropometry indices
 Weight (kg) 58.0 (9.8) 57.0 (11.9) 0.44
 Height (m) 1.5 (0.1) 1.4 (0.1) < 0.001
 WC (cm) 82.5 (9.8) 83.3 (12.3) 0.50
 HC (cm) 97.0 (8.5) 98.7 (10.1) 0.09
 WHR 0.8 (0.1) 0.8 (0.1) 0.47
 BMI (kg/m2) 24.9 (4.0) 25.9 (4.5) 0.37
Body composition indices
 TBBMD (g/cm2) 0.892 (0.060) 0.812 (0.081) < 0.001
 TBBMC (g) 1283.6 (183.1) 1092.8 (250.2) < 0.001
 TBFM (kg) 18.4 (5.6) 19.6 (6.4) 0.30
 ASMM (kg) 16.0 (2.5) 14.8 (2.9) < 0.001
Serum markers
 Vitamin25(OH)D (n/mol) 18.7 (2.1) 18.5 (2.7) 0.34
 Estradiol (mlU/L) 149.5 (107.6) 57.3 (55.4) < 0.001
 Fasting insulin (g/dl) 9.9 (5.1) 11.1 (6.6) 0.05
Lifestyle factors
 Physical activity pattern
  Walking PA score (MET/min/week) 829.2 (186.7) 580.2 (156.8) 0.01
  Moderate PA score (MET/min/week) 4868.0 (574.2) 4770.12 (857.0) 0.20
  Vigorous PA score (MET/min/week) 1785.2 (1784.9) 2297.59 (1917.4) 0.01
  Total PA score (MET/min/week) 7482.5 (2400.0) 7648.03 (2534.6) 0.53
 Macro and micro nutrients consumption
  Total energy (kcal) 1368.2 (412.5) 1154.1 (331.8) < 0.001
  Protein (g) 38.7 (13.4) 32.2 (12.1) < 0.001
  Fat (g) 30.1 (19.0) 28.1 (19.6) 0.34
  Carbohydrates (g) 236.0 (79.2) 195.1 (68.9) < 0.001
  Calcium (mg) 293.8 (180.4) 288.0 (245.3) 0.79
  1. PrMW premenopausal women, PMW postmenopausal women, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, WHR waist to hip ratio, BMI body mass index, ASMM appendicular skeletal muscle mass, RSMI relative ASMM, HGS hand grip strength, GS gait speed, TBBMD total body bone mineral density, TBBMC total body bone mineral content, TBFM total body fat mass, PA physical activities
  2. *p values derived from independent sample t test