Table 1

Demographics of Total Evaluated and Included Patients

Characteristics

Number (%)


Number of subjects evaluated

1,372

Number of subjects included

861 (63%)

Number of subjects excluded

511

Reasons of exclusion

COPD

293

Smoking history (>10 pk-yr)

168

Restrictive lung disease

38

Congestive heart failure

12

Number of subjects with bronchial hyperresponsiveness

401 (47%)

Number with obesity >30 kg/m2

337

Mean FVC (% predicted) in subjects with AHR

89.67 ± 14.88

Mean FEV1 (% predicted) in subjects with AHR

98.93 ± 15.34


AHR = airway hyperresponsiveness; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC = forced vital capacity.

Sharma et al. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2008 4:51-58   doi:10.1186/1710-1492-4-2-51

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