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Table 1 Demographic features, smoking status and biomarker assessment in the sarcoidosis cohort and healthy controls

From: Chitotriosidase: a biomarker of activity and severity in patients with sarcoidosis

 Sarcoidosis populationControlsp-value
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Male (%)270 (39)34 (33)0.1310
Age (years)55.8 ± 12.852.2 ± 17.20.2065
Smoking history (pack/year)4.4 ± 9.75.1 ± 11.60.3457
 • Current (%)49 (7)10 (10)0.1199
 • Former (%)225 (32.4)25 (25)0.1199
 • Never (%)420 (60.5)66 (66)0.1199
Biomarkers determination (basal sampling)
 • Chitotriosidase nmol/ml/h175.4 ± 89.434.2 ± 13.8< 0.0001
 • ACE UI/ml48.5 ± 26.734.3 ± 21.80.0014
 • Lysozyme mg/dl5.4 ± 2.34.6 ± 2.10.0524