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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the 45 adult obese patients

From: The modified Medical Research Council scale for the assessment of dyspnea in daily living in obesity: a pilot study

  Total (n = 45)
Age 51 ± 11
Sex (M/F) 17/28
BMI (kg/m2) 43 ± 9
 30 ≤ BMI < 35 (kg/m2) (grade 1) 7 (16%)
 35 ≤ BMI < 40 (kg/m2) (grade 2) 13 (29%)
 ≥ 40 (kg/m2) (grade 3) 25 (55%)
Smoking history  
 Current 5 (11%)
 Previous 15 (33%)
 Never 25 (56%)
 Pack-years 10 ± 17
Comorbidities  
 Hypertension 24 (53%)
 Diabetes 16 (36%)
 Dyslipidemia 18 (40%)
 Apnea/hypopnea index scores (n/h) (n = 35) 28 ± 20
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or number (%).