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Table 1 Clinical Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized for COPD (ESMI and SFH) Compared with Stable Outpatients (ECLIPSE)

From: 8th international conference on management and rehabilitation of chronic respiratory failure: the long summaries – part 1

  ESMI (Spain) SFH (USA) ECLIPSE
Hospitalized Hospitalized Out-Patients
Number of subjects 606 54 2138
Male (%) 90 36 65
Age (years) 73 70 63
Current smokers (%) - 34 36
Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) 28 32 27
Alone at home (%) 13 69 -
1+ hospitalization prev yr for COPD (%) 71 62 22
1+ exacerbation previous year (%) - 83 47
First hospitalization for COPD (%) 21 - -
No prior diagnosis of COPD (%) 8 10 -
Alone at home (%) 13 34 -
  1. ESMI, The EPOC en Servicios de Medicina Interna study [109]; SFH, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT USA [110]. Prev, previous; The dashed line indicates no data available for that variable