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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study populations

From: Parameters of lung inflammation in asthmatic as compared to healthy children in a contaminated city

Group Asthmatic n = 51 No asthmatic n = 52 P
Gender (male/female) 30/22 27/25 0.55
Age (years) 9.5 ± 1.5 8.5 ± 0.9 0.0004
Weight (kg) 36.7 ± 6.0 31.8 ± 6.8 0.004
BMI (kg/m2) 18.9 ± 4.2 17.3 ± 2.7 0.02
FVC (liters) 2.2 ± 0.6 2.0 ± 0.3 0.06
FVC (% predicted) 97.8 ± 15.3 98.2 ± 24.1 0.91
FEV1 (liters) 1.7 ± 0.5 1.6 ± 0.2 0.30
FEV1 (% predicted) 86.0 ± 14.7 93.6 ± 10.8 0.003
FEV1/FVC% 78.3 ± 8.3 82.9 ± 9.2 0.01