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Table 1 Characteristics of the total sample

From: Sarcopenic obesity and physical performance in middle aged women: a cross-sectional study in Northeast Brazil

Variables (n = 491) n % or mean ± SD
Age 491 49.95 ± 5.56
Education   
 Primary education 205 41.8
 Between primary and secondary 204 41.5
 Secondary or more 82 16.7
Family income   
  ≥ 3 MW 146 29.7
  < 3 MW 345 70.3
Common law marriage   
 No 139 28.3
 Yes 352 71.7
Race   
 White 192 39.3
 Black 27 5.5
 Pardo (Mixed race) 270 55.2
Regular Physical Activity   
 No 360 73.5
 Yes 130 26.5
Walking (min/week)   
  < 90 264 53.8
  ≥ 90 227 46.2
Sitting time per day   
 4 h or less 321 65.5
 More than 4 h 169 34.5
Menopausal status   
 Premenopausal 102 21.7
 Perimenopausal 152 32.4
 Post-menopausal 130 27.7
 Hysterectomy before 40 years 44 9.4
 Hysterectomy after 40 years 41 8.7
Weight (Kg) 491 68.32 ± 12.46
Height (m) 491 1.54 ± 0.06
BMI (Kg/m2) 491 28.96 ± 4.83
Waist circumference (cm) 491 95.12 ± 10.73
SMI (kg/m2) 491 6.78 ± 0.87
Grip Strength (Kgf) 491 25.86 ± 5.35
Knee Flexion Strength (Kgf) 491 14.90 ± 4.86
Knee Extension Strength (Kgf) 491 16.51 ± 4.18
Gait speed (m/s) 491 0.99 ± 0.18
Chair Stand (s) 491 10.20 ± 2.04
  1. MW minimum wages, BMI body mass index, SMI skeletal muscle mass index