Prevalence of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in the Korean population based on the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys.

@article{Kim2012PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in the Korean population based on the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys.},
  author={Young Sang Kim and Yunhwan Lee and Yoon Sok Chung and Duck-joo Lee and Nam-Seok Joo and Doohee Hong and Go eun Song and Hyeon-Jeong Kim and Yong Jun Choi and Kwang-min Kim},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={1107-13}
}
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia is an important factor of functional impairment related to aging. This study is conducted to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in Korean population. METHODS Representative Korean men (4,486) and women (5,999) aged 20 years or older were analyzed from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys. Sarcopenia was classified into Class I defined relative skeletal muscle mass loss within 1-2 SD of the gender-specific mean… CONTINUE READING
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