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Table 8 Association between abnormal anthropometric measurements and frailty

From: Frailty, nutrition-related parameters, and mortality across the adult age spectrum

Anthropometric measurements Linear regression analysis
β-coefficient (95%CI) p value
Body mass index Underweight − 0.008 (− 0.023, 0.007) 0.323
Overweight − 0.012 (− 0.016, − 0.008) < 0.001*
Obese 0.027 (0.023, 0.030) < 0.001*
Body weight change in past 1 year Loss > 10% 0.029 (0.022, 0.035) < 0.001*
Gain > 10% 0.015 (0.009, 0.020) < 0.001*
Waist circumference High 0.012 (0.008, 0.017) < 0.001*
Triceps skinfold Low 0.000 (− 0.006, 0.006) 0.989
High 0.022 (0.016, 0.028) < 0.001*
Subscapular skinfold Low − 0.004 (− 0.011, 0.003) 0.224
High 0.013 (0.005, 0.020) 0.001*
  1. All analyses were adjusted for age, sex, race, energy intake, educational level, marital status, employment status, smoking and study cohort, *p value < 0.05