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Table 1 Muscle size and strength, CMV and IL-6 baseline data

From: Seropositivity for CMV and IL-6 levels are associated with grip strength and muscle size in the elderly

Variable Statistic/group Men Women
Total neck muscle CSA (mm 2 ) Mean 2576.6 1814.5
SD 421.0 281.2
n 343 298
Right grip strength (kg) Mean 35.49 21.28
SD 6.82 5.54
n 448 416
Left grip strength (kg) Mean 34.69 19.93
SD 6.57 5.13
n 447 416
CMV status Positive (%) 60.6 69.0
Negative (%) 39.4 31.1
n 439 409
CMV antibody titre Median 60.56 132.11
IQ range 0.47-214.00 2.40-277.78
n 437 406
IL-6 level Median 1.60 1.48
IQ range 1.05-2.42 1.01-2.29
n 425 390