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Table 5 Coefficient of variation (CV) of protein distribution over the three daily mealtimes [median (min.-max.)] in participants with and without the single frailty criteria

From: Distribution but not amount of protein intake is associated with frailty: a cross-sectional investigation in the region of Nürnberg

Frailty criterion n Criterion is present Criterion is not present a
Weight loss 16 0.78 (0.46–1.21) 0.73 (0.07–1.33) 0.263
Exhaustion 43 0.83 (0.18–1.33) 0.72 (0.07–1.29) 0.041
Low hand grip strength 76 0.76 (0.07–1.33) 0.72 (0.15–1.24) 0.109
Slow walking speed 43 0.87 (0.18–1.26) 0.70 (0.07–1.33) 0.002
Low physical activity 39 0.74 (0.07–1.33) 0.73 (0.15–1.29) 0.732
  1. a Mann-Whitney-U test.