Table. 3—

Anthropometric and spirometric data in low and normal weight chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)

VariablesLow weight COPDNormal weight COPDp-value
n78
Age yrs68±766±9ns
Height cm154±10166±8<0.05
Weight kg42±567±14<0.001
BMI17.9±1.224.2±3.7<0.001
FVC % pred75±1371±14ns
FEV1 % pred45±1242±7ns
FEV1/FVC %47±747±8ns
  • Data are presented as mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. BMI: body mass index; FVC: forced vital capacity; FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second; % pred: % predicted; ns: nonsignificant.