Table 2—

Clinical characteristics of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) versus non-COPD

GroupAge yrsSexBMICause of deathCorticosteroids mg·day−1Mechanical ventilation hAdditional respiratory diagnosesFEV1 L % predicted
Non-COPD#62M27.3Cardiac arrestN<24NNA
78M27.4Myocardial infarctionNNNNA
73M27.0Myocardial infarctionNNNNA
70M22.1Cardiac arrestNNNNA
60F25.2Cancer breast and liverNNNNA
COPD69MMyocardial infarctionN24Pneumonia1.44, 61
78M30.3Respiratory failure10<1Pneumonia1.23, 55
75M25.1Respiratory failureN48Pneumonia1.45, 43
55F27.3Respiratory failure7.535 daysPneumonia0.80, 33
70M19.6Respiratory failureNNPulmonary fibrosis1.91, 52
  • BMI: body mass index; FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second; M: male; F: female: N; none: NA: not available. #: mean±se age: 65.8±9.6; BMI: 24.1±4.6. : mean±se age: 68.5±8.2; BMI: 24.5±4.6.