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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Perseverant, non-indicated treatment of obese patients for obstructive lung disease

Characteristics
Age (years) 52.6 ± 1.1
Body mass index (kg/m 2 ) 38.7 ± 0.7
Female 84 (54.8%)
Hypertension 97 (62.8%)
Diabetes mellitus 56 (36.1%)
Congestive heart failure 13 (8.4%)
Active smokers 48 (23.1%)
  1. Age and body mass index are presented as means and standard error. Gender, co-morbidities and smoking habit are presented in numbers and percentages of the study population.