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Table 1 Subjects characteristic in patients with COPD and control subjects

From: Does pulmonary rehabilitation address cardiovascular risk factors in patients with COPD?

  Controls n = 20 Baseline Patients n = 32 p value
Age (years) # 64 (51-81) 65 (49-80) 0.730
Gender (male%) 7 (35%) 11 (34%) 0.964
Height (m) 1.67 (0.09) 1.62 (0.09) 0.083
Weight (kg) 74.1 (15.9) 67.0 (19.0) 0.166
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 26.5 (3.9) 25.4 (6.4) 0.521
Smoking pack-years # 15 (5-50) 40 (5-90) <0.001
Current smokers 2 (10%) 5 (15%) 0.595
FEV 1 (L) 2.72 (0.66) 0.99 (0.39) <0.001
FEV 1 (% predicted) 108 (14) 45 (20) <0.001
FVC (L) 3.50 (0.91) 2.18 (0.68) <0.001
FVC (% predicted) 114 (13) 78 (22) <0.001
FEV 1 /FVC 0.78 (0.06) 0.46 (0.15) <0.001
SpO 2 (%) # 97 (94-97) 96 (85-96) <0.01
Physical Activity Score (METs)# 38 (28-78) 31 (25-58) <0.001
  1. Data presented as mean (SD), unless # = median (range).
  2. *p < 0.05 and **p < 0.01 difference between baseline patients and control subjects
  3. Abbreviations: BMI = body mass index; FEV 1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC = forced vital capacity; METs = metabolic equivalents; SpO 2 = oxygen saturations pulse oximetry.