Prevalence and Factors Associated With Sarcopenia in Suburb-dwelling Older Chinese Using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia Definition.

@article{Han2016PrevalenceAF,
  title={Prevalence and Factors Associated With Sarcopenia in Suburb-dwelling Older Chinese Using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia Definition.},
  author={Peipei Han and Li Wei Kang and Qi Guo and Jiazhong Wang and Wen Zhang and Suxing Shen and Xiuyang Wang and Renwei Dong and Yixuan Ma and Zhiyang Shi and Hongquan Li and Chen Li and Yige Ma and Liancheng Wang and Kaijun Niu},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={
          529-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia is a common condition in older people. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence and factors associated with sarcopenia in an elderly Chinese suburb-dwelling population. METHODS This study was conducted on 1,069 Chinese suburb-dwelling participants aged ≥60 years to evaluate sarcopenia using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia criteria. Sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics, as well as medical conditions, were considered independent… CONTINUE READING
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