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Table 1 Demographic and functional characteristics of enrollees

From: Inflammatory pathways are upregulated in the nasal epithelium in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Variable IPF Patients (n = 10) Controls (n = 23) p
Age (years) 68 ± 8.6 64.4 ± 8.6 0.2
Gender (male:female) 9:1 8:15 0.009
Smoking (never:former) 2:8 9:14 0.2
FVC (% predicted) 60.6 ± 14.7 95.7 ± 8.3 < 0.0001
DLCO (% predicted) 36.3 ± 8.3 112.4 ± 18.8 <  0.0001
Saturation at rest (%) 94.8 ± 2.3 95.3 ± 1.9 0.2
Saturation post exercise (%) 85.4 ± 6.2 94 ± 4 0.0006
  1. Abbreviations: FVC forced vital capacity, DLCO diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide