Table 1

Patient characteristics

Subjects nMin.Max.Mean±sd
Age yrs350.0417.68.9±5.7
Height cm3554179132.7±37.5
Weight kg352.791.535.2±22.7
CT estimates
Gas volume mL358650611489±1289
 Lung expansion mL·g−1350.795.072.65±1.23
 Lung weight g35451001452±272
 Alveolar number male ×106#17112.15491.29419.19±86.22
 Alveolar number female ×106#1893.49428.55364.83±76.20
  • Min.: minimum

  • Max.: maximum

  • CT: computed tomography

  • n=35, 17 males and 18 females

  • #: alveolar numbers shown are predicted post mortem data from 3