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2021 06 02

BMC Geriatr



The sex difference in gait speed among older adults: how do sociodemographic, lifestyle, social and health determinants contribute?


Sialino LD, Schaap LA, van Oostrom SH, Picavet SHJ, Twisk JWR, Verschuren MWM, Visser M, Wijnhoven HAH
BMC Geriatr. 2021 06 02; 21(1):340.
PMID: 34078276.


This study explores whether a sex difference in sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in exposure to (prevalence) determinants of gait speed contributes to the observed lower gait speed among older women compared to men.