- •Grip strength and walking pace are simple tests for clinical and research use and have a good predictive ability to identify people at higher risk of mortality.
- •Slow walking pace and low grip strength – investigated both in isolation and in combination – were associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in Chilean adults even after adjusting for a wide range of potential confounding factors.
- •The results highlight the relevance and implications of assessment of these markers.
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