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Table 2 Body composition, limb muscle function and physical performance

From: Body composition, muscle function, and physical performance in fibrotic interstitial lung disease: a prospective cohort study

  Men, n = 71 Women, n = 44 p-value*
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Body composition
 SMI, kg/m2 7.9 (0.9) 6.2 (1.0) < 0.0001
 ALM, kg 24.0 (3.7) 16.2 (2.6) < 0.0001
 Upper limb, kg 6.2 (1.2) 3.6 (6.5) < 0.0001
 Lower limb, kg 17.8 (2.7) 12.6 (2.2) < 0.0001
 Trunk, kg 32.6 (5.0) 25.2 (4.1) < 0.0001
 Body fat, kg 25.1 (7.8) 29.7 (9.1) 0.006
 Body fat, % 29.1 (5.2) 39.8 (6.5) < 0.0001
 Total BMC, kg 2.8 (0.6) 2.1 (0.4) < 0.0001
Limb muscle function
 Dominant hand, kg 40.2 (9.6) 25.6 (5.7) < 0.0001
 Non-dominant hand, kg 37.5 (9.3) 24.2 (6.4) < 0.0001
Physical performance
 4-m gait speed, m/s 1.33 (0.3) 1.25 (0.3) 0.16
  1. Abbreviations: ALM appendicular lean mass, BMC bone mineral content, SMI skeletal muscle index
  2. *Two sample t-test