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Table 1 Physiological characteristics of study population.

From: Bronchial epithelial spheroids: an alternative culture model to investigate epithelium inflammation-mediated COPD

  COPD Patients (n = 16) Non-COPD Smokers (n = 13) p value
Age, yr 57.5 ± 9.9 56.8 ± 11.1 NS
Sex (M/F) 13/3 11/2 NS
Weight, kg 77.1 ± 23.2 69.1 ± 15.1 NS
Height, m 1.71 ± 0.09 1.71 ± 0.10 NS
BMI, kg/m2 26.03 ± 6.85 23.40 ± 3.84 NS
PostBD-FEV1, % 55.38 ± 13.7 100.77 ± 9.64 <0.01
FVC, % 82.31 ± 12.13 104.45 ± 7.87 <0.01
Post-BD-FEV1/FVC, % 53.06 ± 10.41 77.08 ± 2.96 <0.01
TLC, % 110.56 ± 19.22 97.77 ± 9.42 <0.01
RV, % 155.69 ± 49.63 96.89 ± 28.01 <0.01
KCO, % 69.63 ± 21.07 87.30 ± 10.00 <0.01
Smoking status, Current/Former 8/8 6/7 NS
Pack years of smoking 44.44 ± 15.03 25.92 ± 9.37 <0.05
Moderate/Severe COPD 10/6 - -
MMRC Dyspnea scale 2.13 ± 0.62 - -
Distance walked in 6 min, m 339 ± 90 - -
BODE Index 3.25 ± 2.66 - -
  1. BD = bronchodilator, BMI = body mass index, F = Female; M = Male; NS = statistically non significant. Values are presented as mean ± SD. Mann-Whitney U-test.