TABLE 1

Patient characteristics

Patients2596 (100%)
Demographics
 Age years67 (57–74)
 ≥65 years old1395 (53.7%)
 Male1010 (38.9%)
 BMI kg·m−224.8 (21.8–28.1)
 Smokers and ex-smokers990 (38.1%)
Comorbidities
 Ischaemic heart disease453 (17.5%)
 Stroke152 (5.9%)
 Diabetes260 (10.0%)
 Liver disease41 (1.6%)
 Chronic renal failure154 (5.9%)
 COPD431 (16.6%)
 Asthma226 (8.7%)
 Connective tissue disease210 (8.1%)
 Neurological disease68 (2.6%)
 Osteoporosis192 (7.4%)
 GORD394 (15.2%)
 Haematological malignancy33 (1.3%)
 Solid tumour164 (6.3%)
Functional status
 FEV1 % predicted73.8 (54.0–92.1)
 FEV1 <50% predicted502 (19.3%)
Clinical status
 Number of exacerbations in the previous year2 (0–3)
 Three or more exacerbations per year966 (37.2%)
 At least one hospitalisation in the previous year672 (25.9%)
Disease severity
 BSI score6 (4–10)
 Mild BSI score#753 (29.0%)
 Moderate BSI score927 (35.7%)
 Severe BSI score+916 (35.3%)
Quality of life
 SGRQ§41.2 (24.5–59.6)

Data are presented as median (interquartile range) unless otherwise stated. BMI: body mass index; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; GORD: gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; FEV1: forced expiratory volume in 1 s; BSI: Bronchiectasis Severity Index; SGRQ: St George's Respiratory Questionnaire. #: BSI 0–4; : BSI 5–8; +: BSI >9; §: n=987.