Journal article

Education, occupation and operational measures of sarcopenia: Six years of australian data

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Saliu Balogun, Feitong Wu, David Scott, Graeme Jones, Alan Hayes, Steven Phu, Gustavo Duque, Alison Beauchamp, Jason Talevski, Ghazala Naureen, Tania M Winzenberg

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objectives To examine associations of education and occupation with handgrip strength (HGS), lower limb strength (LLS) and appendicular lean mass (ALM). Methods Measures of HGS, LLS and ALM (dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry) were ascertained at baseline in 1090 adults (50‐80 years, 51% women), ~3 and 5 years. Education and occupation were self‐reported, the latter categorised as high‐skilled white collar (HSWC), low‐skilled white collar (LSWC) or blue collar. Separate general estimating equations were performed. Results The highest education group had greater HGS than the middle (0.33 psi) and lowest (0.48 psi) education groups, and 0.34 kg greater ALM than the lowest education group. HGS ..

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Grants

Awarded by Arthritis Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Tasmanian Community Fund


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by University of Tasmania


Awarded by University of Melbourne


Funding Acknowledgements

Arthritis Foundation of Australia, Grant/Award Number: MRI06161; Tasmanian Community Fund, Grant/Award Number: D0015018; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Number: 1107510, 1123014, 1158661 and 302204; University of Tasmania, Grant/Award Number: D0015019; University of Melbourne, Grant/Award Number: Brennan-Olsen2020