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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and bone variables in sarcopenic women and normal women

From: Sarcopenia negatively affects hip structure analysis variables in a group of Lebanese postmenopausal women

 Women with normal SMI (n = 60)Sarcopenic women (n = 8)P-value
Age (years)71.633 ± 4.78075.375 ± 6.6100.051
Weight (kg)70.233 ± 12.500**55.875 ± 9.1410.003
Height (m)1.519 ± 0.05961.504 ± 0.07520.503
BMI (kg/m2)30.343 ± 4.745**24.653 ± 3.0590.002
FM (kg)27.520 ± 7.810*20.578 ± 6.4900.019
LM (kg)39.986 ± 5.344***31.236 ± 2.827< 0.001
SMI (kg/m2)7.22 ± 1.405.31 ± 0.19< 0.001
WB BMD (g/cm2)0.884 ± 0.08410.834 ± 0.06180.106
WB BMC (kg)1.528 ± 0.280*1.285 ± 0.2020.021
L1-L4 BMD (g/cm2)0.783 ± 0.1580.746 ± 0.08210.827
TH BMD (g/cm2)0.727 ± 0.124*0.616 ± 0.08940.017
FN BMD (g/cm2)0.632 ± 0.100**0.532 ± 0.08710.009
FN CSA (cm2)2.214 ± 0.405**1.821 ± 0.2120.009
FN CSMI (cm2)21.993 ± 0.656*1.408 ± 0.2610.01
FN Z (cm3)1.072 ± 0.284*0.801 ± 0.1590.01
FN CT (cm)0.140 ± 0.0340.118 ± 0.0260.08
FN BR13.92 ± 2.9416.28 ± 6.750.08
IT CSA (cm2)3.726 ± 0.836**2.882 ± 0.3560.007
IT CSMI (cm2)29.36 ± 3.05*6.53 ± 1.250.01
IT Z (cm3)3.090 ± 0.879**2.208 ± 0.3990.003
IT CT (cm)0.287 ± 0.066*0.231 ± 0.0340.02
IT BR11.1 ± 2.7 *13.1 ± 2.60.04
FS CSA (cm2)3.520 ± 0.647**2.853 ± 0.3430.006
FS CSMI (cm2)23.330 ± 0.774***2.350 ± 0.363< 0.001
FS Z (cm3)2.094 ± 0.419***1.516 ± 0.237< 0.001
FS CT (cm)0.429 ± 0.0980.360 ± 0.0680.05
FS BR3.91 ± 1.164.53 ± 1.340.16
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, SMI Skeletal Muscle Mass Index, WB BMC Whole Body Bone Mineral Content, WB BMD Whole Body Bone Mineral Density, TH Total hip, FN Femoral Neck, FN CSA Femoral Neck Cross-Sectional Area, CSMI cross sectional moment of inertia, Z Section modulus, CT Cortical Thickness, IT Intertrochanteric, FS Femoral shaft, BR Buckling Ratio; * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001