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Table 2 Univariate and multivariate analysis of factors associated with sarcopenia in the sample of 110 hospitalized elderly

From: Frequency of sarcopenia and associated factors among hospitalized elderly patients

  Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Variables OR (CI 95%) P-value OR (CI 95%) P-value
Age 1.16 (1.09–1.24) 0.001 1.14 (1.06–1.23) 0.001
Age (60–69 years) 0.12 (0.04–0.38) 0.001   
Age (70–79 years) 1.29 (0.49–3.4) 0.606   
Age (≥80 years) 9.8 (3.3–28.8) 0.001   
Gender (Male) 0.7 (0.3–1.6) 0.36   
Admission profile (Clinical) 6.7 (1.9–24.1) 0.001 5.15 (1.16–22.9) 0.031
MMSE 0.87 (0.77–0.93) 0.001   
Charlson index 1.4 (1.07–1.82) 0.013   
Charlson index (≥5) 2.3 (0.8–6.9) 0.11   
Length of stay (days) 1.1 (0.4–2.9) 0.81   
Smoking (Present) 5.5 (1.6–18.4) 0.007 7.8 (1.5–39.9) 0.014
Falls in the last year (Present) 2.1 (0.8–5.6) 0.13   
Physical activity prior (less than 2x per week) 3.4 (1.1–10.9) 0.034