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Table 2 Characteristics of 13 participants

From: Comparison of methods for the analysis of airway macrophage particulate load from induced sputum, a potential biomarker of air pollution exposure

Participant characteristic  
Gender Male, n (%) 9 (69)
Female, n (%) 4 (31)
Age Years, median (IQR) 57 (39–67)
Respiratory diagnosis Asthma, n (%) 8 (62)
Bronchiectasis, n (%) 2 (15)
Both, n (%) 3 (23)
Smoking status Never smoked (%) 8 (62)
Ex-smoker (%) 5 (38)
Spirometry FEV1, median (IQR), litres 1.80 (1.47-2.26)
FEV1 % Predicted, median (IQR) 73.5 (60.1 - 77.6)
FVC, median (IQR), litres 2.8 (2.47 – 3.82)
FVC % predicted, median (IQR) 91.2 (87.6 – 109.0)
  1. IQR Interquartile Range