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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Body composition, muscle function, and physical performance in fibrotic interstitial lung disease: a prospective cohort study

  Men, n = 71 Women, n = 44
Demographics
 Age, years 69 (10) 66 (9)
 Height, cm 169 (9) 170 (8)
 Weight, kg 79 (15) 82 (16)
 Body mass index, kg/m2 28 (4) 28 (6)
 Ever smoker 48 (68%) 25 (57%)
 Smoked pack-years 23 (14–37) 10 (4–17)
ILD severity
 FVC, %-predicted 77 (17) 72 (22)
 DLCO, %-predicted 52 (16) 49 (17)
 Dyspnea (UCSD SOBQ) 34 (22–54) 41 (23–58)
 Composite Physiologic Index 45 (36–54) 48 (36–58)
Prednisone use
 Current 7 (10%) 9 (21%)
 Ever 12 (17%) 17 (39%)
 Dose > 10 mg daily 3 (4%) 1 (2%)
  1. Data shown are mean (standard deviation), median (interquartile range), or number (percent)
  2. Abbreviations: DLCO diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, FVC forced vital capacity, ILD interstitial lung disease, UCSD SOBQ University of California San Diego Shortness of Breath Questionnaire