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Methods, Diagnostic Criteria, Cutoff Points, and Prevalence of Sarcopenia among Older People

Table 3

Diagnostic criteria and prevalence of sarcopenia according to gender estimated by anthropometry ().

Authors, yCountryStudy design
()
Age
(y)
Diagnostic criteriaPrevalence (%)
Index Description and reference
population
Cutoff points
Male
(kg/m2)
Female
(kg/m2)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)

Anthropometry

1Rolland et al. 2003 [39]FranceCross-sectional
(1311)
community-dwelling women
≥70CC31 cm31 cm9.5

2 Bastiaanse et al. 2012 [40]The NetherlandsTransversal
884
intellectual disabilities
≥50CC31 cm31 cm31 cm14.014.5

CC: calf circumference.
Bastiaanse et al. 2012 [40]: EWGSOP criteria. The prevalence using only muscle mass estimated by CC was 9.1% in both sexes.
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