Published: 2 February 2019
Author(s): Ozlem Yilmaz, Basar Aykent, Pinar Kucukdagli, Cemil Tascioglu, Gulistan Bahat
Section: Letter to the Editor

We read the study of Vancampfort et al. entitled “Handgrip strength, chronic physical conditions and physical multimorbidity in middle-aged and older adults in six low- and middle income countries” with great interest [1]. In this paper, community-based data of 34,129 individuals aged ≥50 years from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health were analyzed. The authors investigated the associations between handgrip strength, chronic physical conditions, and physical multimorbidity (i.e., ≥2 chronic conditions) among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults using nationally representative data from six in low- and middle-income countries.

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