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Table 2 Patient characteristics of the three study groups

From: Outpatient vs. home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a randomized controlled trialRiabilitazione respiratoria ambulatoriale vs. domiciliare nella BPCO: studio randomizzato controllato

Characteristics At-home n = 33 Outpatient n = 23 Control n = 29
Age (years) 66.4 ± 9.5 71.3 ± 6.7 70.8 ± 8.7
Gender (male/female) 27/6 19/4 19/10
Weight (Kg) 70.0 ± 18.7 66.1 ± 13.0 66.7 ± 19.1
Height (cm) 166.9 ± 9.2 167.0 ± 8.5 162.9 ± 10.7
BMI (kg/m2) 25.0 ± 6.2 23.5 ± 4.2 24.6 ± 6.3
Smoker (ex and current) 32 (97%) 20 (86.9%) 28 (96.5%)
Pack years 61.0 ± 41.9 24.0 ± 16.6 32.7 ± 19.4
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation or percentage (in parentheses).
  2. Definition of abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.