International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Effect of Salt-Bromide-Iodine Thermal Water Inhalation on Functional and Biochemical Lung Parameters

Table 1

Characteristic of the groups.

SubjectsGenderAgeBMISmokers/Ex-smokers ( 𝑁 )Pack/years (PY)

Total ( 𝑁 = 4 2 )M = 26; F = 16 7 0 . 8 ± 9 . 3 2 8 . 2 ± 4 . 5 7/1823.5 (14.3–39.5)

Alveolar diseases ( 𝑁 = 2 0 )
(i) Silicosis ( 𝑁 = 1 2 )M = 10; F = 2 7 6 . 3 ± 5 . 0 2 7 . 2 ± 3 . 5 0/817 (5.8–37.3)
(ii) Asbestosis ( 𝑁 = 6 )M = 3; F = 3 6 5 . 5 ± 9 . 9 2 6 . 6 ± 4 . 2 2/124 (1.4–68)
(iii) Silicoasbestosis ( 𝑁 = 2 )M = 2; F = 0 6 9 . 5 ± 0 . 7 2 8 . 9 ± 0 . 7 0/1

Bronchial diseases ( 𝑁 = 2 2 )
(i) Chronic bronchitis ( 𝑁 = 1 5 )M = 7; F = 8 6 8 . 3 ± 9 . 3 3 0 . 3 ± 7 . 2 3/622.5 (14.5–70.3)
(ii) Asthma ( 𝑁 = 7 )M = 4; F = 3 6 6 . 1 ± 1 1 . 6 2 7 . 8 ± 2 . 8 2/323.4 (17.1–50.5)
Smokers or ex smokers with PY > 10 ( 𝑁 = 2 1 )M = 17; F = 4 7 0 . 4 ± 1 1 . 5 2 8 ± 3 . 3 7/1425 (17–48.8)

Data presented as mean ± SD; SD: standard deviation or median (IQR); IQR: interquartile range.