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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Comparing microbiota profiles in induced and spontaneous sputum samples in COPD patients

  n (%)
Sex
 Women 11 (37%)
 Men 19 (63%)
Age
 40-54 years 4 (13%)
 55 - 64 years 18 (60%)
 65 - 75 years 8 (27%)
Body composition
 Normal 21 (70%)
 Obese 4 (13%)
 Cachectic 5 (17%)
Smoking
 Ex 18 (60%)
 Current 12 (40%)
GOLD stage
 II (FEV1 50-80%) 14 (47%)
 III (FEV1 30-50%) 12 (40%)
 IV (FEV1 < 30%) 4 (13%)
Frequent exacerbatora
 No 20 (67%)
 Yes 10 (33%)
Using inhaled steroids
 No 6 (20%)
 Yes 24 (80%)
Using antibioticsb
 No 30 (100%)
 Yes 0 (0%)
  1. a>1 exacerbation last 12 months prior to inclusion
  2. bAt time of sampling