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Table 3 Classification of specific muscle strength, specific muscle power, and muscle quality of individuals with obesity, also by age group, compared to healthy individuals

From: Obesity-associated poor muscle quality: prevalence and association with age, sex, and body mass index

ClassificationAll subjects
(n = 203)
Young adults/adults
(n = 92)
Middle-aged/older adults
(n = 111)
p-value
Specific muscle strength
 Normal8 (4%)5 (5%)3 (3%)0.003
 Low24 (12%)18 (20%)6 (5%)
 Poor171 (84%)69 (75%)102 (92%)
Specific muscle power
 Normal191 (94%)89 (97%)101 (91%)0.039
 Low9 (4%)2 (3%)7 (6%)
 Poor3 (2%)0 (0%)3 (3%)
Muscle quality
 Normal32 (16%)23 (25%)9 (8%)0.001
 Low0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
 Poor171 (84%)69 (75%)102 (92%)
  1. Data are shown as number of participants and percentage
  2. The p-values correspond to the comparison between age groups