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Table 3 Relationship of mortality to sarcopenia, total adiposity and visceral adiposity

From: Skeletal muscle predicts ventilator-free days, ICU-free days, and mortality in elderly ICU patients

Group classification Proportion of deceased patients P-value for proportion of deceased individuals between each groupa
Sarcopenic 32% (34/106) 0.018b
Nonsarcopenic 14% (6/43)
Low total fat mass 32% (25/77) 0.11c
High total fat mass 21% (14/68)
Low visceral fat mass 33% (26/78) 0.18d
High visceral fat mass 20% (14/71)
  1. aStatistical significance was accepted at P ≤ 0.05. bP-value for proportion of deceased individuals between sarcopenic and nonsarcopenic patients. cP-value for proportion of deceased individuals between patients with low and high total fat mass. dP-value for proportion of deceased individuals between patients with low and high visceral fat mass.