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Table 1 Demographic and disease characteristics of the participants with COPD

From: Benefits of whole-body vibration to people with COPD: a community-based efficacy trial

Descriptor Mean SD
Age (years) 72 7
Stature (m) 1.71 0.1
Mass (kg) 85.7 20.4
BMI (kg.m-2) 29.3 6.1
SBP (mmHg) 139 13
DBP (mmHg) 75 10
Resting HR (beats.min-1) 82 10
FEV1 (L BTPS) 1.7 0.7
FEV1 % predicted 58.5 19.0
FVC (L BTPS) 3.0 0.8
FVC % predicted 83.2 15.0
FER % 52.3 10.8
PEF (L.sec-1) 4.2 0.8
  1. N = 16 (4 females, 12 males). BMI: body mass index. SBP: systolic blood pressure. DBP: diastolic blood pressure. HR: heart rate. FEV1: forced expired volume of oxygen in the first second. FVC: forced vital capacity of the lungs. FER: forced expiratory ratio (FEV1.FVC-1). PEF: peak expiratory flow. L BTPS: Litres Body Temperature Pressure Saturated. Pack years range was 10.5 to 140 pack years.