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Table 2 Variations in body composition and handgrip strength in premenopausal (N = 51) and postmenopausal (N = 50) women

From: Walking balance is mediated by muscle strength and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: an observational study

Menopausal status %Body fat Fat mass Fat-free mass Handgrip strength
Pre-menopause 22.41 ± 2.16 17.32 ± 2.49 45.92 ± 1.86 35.10 ± 3.80
Post-menopause 26.22 ± 6.05 20.42 ± 2.51 46.55 ± 2.17 27.57 ± 3.18
Mean difference 3.82 ± 3.89 3.10 ± 3.50 −0.62 ± 4 −7.52 ± 4.91
t-value + 2.77 + 1.77 −0.44 −3.05
df 99 99 99 99
p-value one tailed 0.0033** 0.04* 0.3304 0.0015**
  1. *Indicates significance at p < 0.05; **indicates significance at p < 0.001