Table 1: Characteristics of the included subjects.

Mean (SD) or number (percentage)

Age (years) (n = 88)44 (8)
Male gender17/88 (19%)
Height (cm) (n = 88)171 (9)
Weight (kg) (n = 88)123 (18)
Body mass index (kg/m2) (n = 88)42.0 (3.6)
Daily smoking18/88 (21%)
Working68/87 (78%)
Married/cohabitant65/76 (86%)
Hypertension29/85 (34%)
Diabetes mellitus14/86 (16%)
Myocardial infarction2/86 (2%)
Stroke3/86 (4%)
Fibromyalgia20/87 (23%)
Minor psychiatric disorders18/87 (21%)
Allergic rhinitis13/86 (15%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder2/85 (2%)
Hypothyroidism13/85 (15%)
Fibromyalgia20/87 (23%)