Table 1: Nutritional status based on anthropometry Measurement and handgrip strength of COPD subjects according to age group ( ).

VariableClassification35–59 yrs ( )≥60 yrs ( )Total ( )
% % %

Body mass index (kg/m2)Under weight (BMI < 18.5 )11251514.32617.4
Normal (18.5 < BMI < 24.9)1738.65047.66745.0
Overweight/obese (BMI > 25)1636.44038.15637.6
Triceps skin fold thickness (mm)Lean/below average (TSFT < 15th)12.376.785.4
Average (15th < TSFT < 75th)2761.45754.38456.4
Above average/obese (TSFT > 75th)1636.44139.05738.3
Mid-upper arm circumference (cm)Under weight (MUAC < 23.5)11252523.83624.2
Normal (23.5 < MUAC < 32)2863.67874.310671.1
Obese (MUAC > 32)511.421.974.7
Waist circumference (cm)Normal (WC < 90)2863.65653.38456.40.022a
Abdominal obesity (WC ≥ 90)1636.44946.76543.6
Fat-Free Mass Index (kg/m2) ( )<16 (kg/m2) depletion of FFM 1650.02838.44441.90.266
≥16 (kg/m2) Normal1650.04561.66158.1
Handgrip (kg) malnutritionHandgrip < 34 kg, age < 69 year3272.78278.111476.5
Handgrip < 27.5 kg, age 70–79 year00.011.010.7
Handgrip ≤ 19 kg, age ≥ 80 year00.011.010.7
NormalHandgrip > 34 kg, age < 69 year1227.332.91510.1
Handgrip < 27.5 kg, age 70–79 year00.01615.21610.7
Handgrip ≤ 19 kg, age ≥ 80 year00.021.921.3