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Prevalence of dynapenia and presarcopenia related to aging in adult community-dwelling Mexicans using two different cut-off points
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Objectives To estimate the prevalence of dynapenia, presarcopenia, and sarcopenia in a Mexican community using two different cutoffs. Materials and methods This cross-sectional study included 724 subjects (521 women and 203 men) adults >= 50 years community-dwelling from Mexico City. We determined the prevalence of different muscle-related syndromes. Muscle strength was measured with handgrip strength and muscle mass was estimated by bioelectrical impedance. For the diagnosis of sarcopenia and presarcopenia, two criteria were used: (1) the cut-off points proposed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and (2) the cut-off points less than two standard deviations for gender-specific mean of Mexicans young adults. Results Muscle mass decreases with age, but not as rapid as muscle strength. With the specific Mexican cut-off points, the general prevalences were: 27.4% for dynapenia (n = 199), 12.8% for presarcopenia (n = 93), and 6.6% for sarcopenia (n = 48). In contrast, the prevalences were higher when we used the cut-off points for Caucasians (EWGSOP): 33.9% for dynapenia (n = 246), 38.1% for presarcopenia (n = 276), and 15.2% for sarcopenia (n = 110). Conclusions Diagnoses of dynapenia, presarcopenia, and sarcopenia should be estimated from cut-off points of the specific population; otherwise, it might be overestimated or underestimated. Early diagnosis of any of these conditions in community can prevent the occurrence of adverse effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European geriatric medicine
Publication
2018
ISSN
1878-7649
Volume/pages
9:2(2018), p. 219-225
ISI
000428472300012
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