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Table 3 Sarcopenia and low back pain

From: Association between sarcopenia and low back pain in local residents prospective cohort study from the GAINA study

  Normal (n = 166) Pre-sarcopenia (n = 38) Sarcopenia (n = 12)
VAS (mm) 20.5 ± 25.4 21.3 ± 25.8 23.5 ± 22.0
ODI (%) 11.9 ± 12.3 11.2 ± 10.0 25.2 ± 12.3 **
Walking speed (m/s) 1.2 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.4**
Grip power (kg) 29.8 ± 8.3 26.3 ± 6.4* 20.7 ± 6.0**
SMI (Kg/m2) 7.0 ± 0.9 5.8±0.7** 6.1±0.6**
  1. (Mean ± SD)
  2. Steel-Dwass
  3. *P < 0.05 **P < 0.01
  4. Oswestry Disability Index scores were significantly higher in the sarcopenia group than in the other groups (P < 0.05). The mean visual analogue scale score in the sarcopenia group was the highest among the three groups, although there were no significant differences among the groups. The mean walking speed in the sarcopenia group was significantly lower than in the other groups. Grip power in the Pre-sarcopenia and Sarcopenia group were significantly lower than in the normal group. SMI in the Pre-sarcopenia and Sarcopenia group were significantly lower than in the normal group