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Table 1 Baseline features of study population

From: Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with interstitial lung disease of different etiology: a multicenter prospective study

Baseline characteristics Overall Center of provenience p Setting of PR program p
Aa (n. 20) Bb (n. 21) In (n. 30) Out (n. 11)
Age (years) 66.9 ± 10.9 67.8 ± 9.7 65.4 ± 11.1 .74 70.3 ± 15.7 62.4 ± 7.1 0.12
Gender (males: females) 27: 14 13: 7 14: 7 .99 21: 9 8: 3 0.99
BMI (kg/m2) 28.1 ± 3.4 27.8 ± 2.4 28.3 ± 1.1 .84 27.6 ± 7.4 29.3 ± 1 0.46
Diagnosis (IPF: non IPF) 26: 15 13: 7 13: 8 .99 18: 12 8: 3 0.72
Smoking history (yes: no) 30: 11 16: 4 14: 7 .48 21: 9 9: 2 0.69
GAP index -for IPF only- 3.74 ± 1.69 4.14 ± 2.19 3.24 ± 1.15 .11 4.36 ± 3.19 3.24 ± 1 0.345
Inpatients (in: out) 30: 11 15: 5 15: 6 .99
O2 therapy (yes: no) 12: 29 5: 15 7: 14 .73 10: 20 2: 9 .46
O2 therapy (continuous: during effort) 8: 4 3: 1 5: 3 .99 7: 3 1: 1 .99
Arterial pO2 (mmHg) 68 ± 12 70 ± 10 66 ± 7 .14 64 ± 14 71 ± 3 .11
Arterial pCO2 (mmHg) 37 ± 4 38 ± 5 37 ± 2 .4 37 ± 4 37 ± 1 .99
FVC (% predicted) 74.5 ± 21.4 72.4 ± 16.4 75.8 ± 7.4 .39 70.4 ± 16.4 77.8 ± 8.4 .16
FEV1 (% predicted) 78.7 ± 20.7 79.6 ± 19.6 77.4 ± 21.7 .74 72.6 ± 19.6 79.4 ± 12.7 .29
DLCO (% predicted) 45.5 ± 20.9 43.3 ± 21.2 46.9 ± 19.5 .57 42.4 ± 19.2 47.9 ± 12.5 .38
  1. aCenter A = “Don Gnocchi” Institute, Firenze, Italy
  2. bCenter B = “Villa Pineta” Rehabilitation Hospital in Pavullo n/F, Modena, Italy. Continuous variables are indicated as mean ± standard deviation, non continuous as n