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Table 2 Association between C pn serology and change in FEV1 and FVC (mL/year) in men and women.

From: Persistent Chlamydia Pneumoniae serology is related to decline in lung function in women but not in men. Effect of persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection on lung function

  Men Women
  FEV1 FVC FEV1 FVC
C pn only at follow up -1.8 (-11, 7.5) -7.0 (-16, 2.5) -5.6 (-11, 0.3) -7.4 (-12, -2.6)
C pn only at baseline 2.6 (-5.0, 10) -1.4 (-9.1, 6.3) -0.5 (-5.9, 5.0) -1.6 (-6.0, 2.8)
C pn at both examinations 2.1 (-2.9, 7.0) -0.3 (-5.3, 4.8) -4.5 (-8.2, -0.7) -4.4 (-7.5, -1.3)
BMI at baseline
(per 5 units)
0.6 (-2.6, 3.9) -5.1 (-8.5,-1.8) -1.1 (-3.5, 1.3) -4.3 (-6.2, -2.3)
ΔBMI (per 10 years) -2.1 (-3.5, -0.4) -5.3 (-6.9, -3.7) -2.2 (-3.2, -1.1) -2.8 (-3.6, -1.9)
Pack years between surveys (per 10 units) -2.1 (-3.5, -0.7) -3.0 (-4.4, -1.5) -1.6 (-2.7, -0.5) -2.0 (-2.9, -1.0)
  1. The estimates are adjusted for the variables in the table and age, height and BMI.