Sarcopenia: prevalence and associated factors among elderly from a Brazilian capital

Fisioterapia em Movimento

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Title Sarcopenia: prevalence and associated factors among elderly from a Brazilian capital
 
Creator Pelegrini, Andreia
Zaperllon Mazo, Giovana
de Araújo Pinto, André
Bertoldo Benedetti, Tânia Rosane
Santos Silva, Diego Augusto
Petroski, Edio Luiz
 
Description Introduction: Sarcopenia has been currently considered a public health problem, affecting a large portion of the elderly and making them more susceptible to the risk of falls. Objective: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with sarcopenia in the elderly from a Brazilian capital. Methods: This is an epidemiological study with cross-sectional design involving data of 439 elderly people from Florianópolis city, Santa Catarina state. The factors potentially associated with sarcopenia (sex, age, weight status) were tested using binary logistic regression, estimating the Odds Ratio and the respective confidence intervals. Results: The prevalence of sarcopenia was 33.3% (95% CI: 28.9, 36.9). Older women (75 years or more) showed less muscle mass in relation to other age groups (p < 0.05). Elderly men, individuals that are 75 years or more, and those with low weight were the subgroups at higher risk for sarcopenia. Obese individuals were less likely to have the outcome. Conclusion: More than one-third of elderly people were diagnosed with sarcopenia. Men, individuals who are older, and those with low weight had a higher risk of having sarcopenia.
 
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
 
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Date 2018-05-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
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Identifier https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/23843
10.1590/1980-5918.031.AO02
 
Source Fisioterapia em Movimento (Physical Therapy in Movement); v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 8
Fisioterapia em Movimento; v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 8
1980-5918
0103-5150
 
Language por
 
Relation https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/23843/22743
 
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