Table 4

Sarcopenia definition

Sarcopenia thresholdRelationStudies, n
Intrinsic to cohort10
Lowest quartile for gender4
Below median2
Below sex-based mean1
5th percentile for gender1
<80% of estimated CSA1
Below optimal sex-specific cut-off point established by analysis1
Extrinsic to cohort4
SMI<38.5 cm2/m2 in women (<52.4 cm2/m2 in men) 392
ASMM:height ratio <5.46 kg/m2201
SMI<4 cm2/m21
Not specified4
  • ASMM, appendicular skeletal muscle mass; CSA, cross-sectional area; SMI, skeletal muscle index.