Table 1—

Anthropometric and functional characteristics and maximal exercise results of normal subjects and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients

Subject no.SexAge yrsHeight cmWeight kgVC % predFEV1 % predFRC % predTLC % predWmax WVO2,max % predVE,max % pred
1M2417456951051121001988357
2M321847811311112610927010576
3M3018268101107104972319876
4M32170749710680881887952
5F23172507884105861389156
6F25169571031061121011207644
Mean±sd27±4175±664±1198±12103±10107±1596±9190±5688±1160±13
7M6916759583313180485336
8M691727673539692677352
9F581675610349103102698669
10M54172808967941021248359
11F57160647256158116687560
12F59160547938182124567351
13F5017563856412898827959
14F70160557539162120698851
15F49164509977125107706744
16M48167607968112951247250
17F61158636341166115417053
18M5917072977211197585145
Mean±sd58±8166±662±981±1455±15131±30104±1373±2673±1252±9
  • VC: vital capacity

  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • FRC: functional residual capacity

  • TLC: total lung capacity

  • Wmax: maximal mechanical power output

  • VO2,max: maximal oxygen uptake

  • VE,max: minute ventilation during maximal exercise

  • % pred: percentage of the predicted value

  • M: male

  • F: female