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Table 2 Baseline Characteristics

From: Estrogen exposure, obesity and thyroid disease in women with severe pulmonary hypertension

No. of subjects 88
Males 10
Females 78
BMI > 30 kg/m2 22
Mean Age (years) 50.4
Mean Age at diagnosis of PH (years) 44.2
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 31.7
Etiology of PH  
   Primary (Famililal or Idipathic) 49
   Associated forms 39
Collagen vascular disease 21
Chronic cardiac disease 6
Portal hypertension 1
Chronic lung disease 1
Obstructive sleep apnea 5
HIV 1
Thromboembolic disease 1
Anorexigen 3
Drug therapy for PH  
   Prostacyclin/Analog 37
   Endothelin receptor antagonist 39
   PDE-5 inhibitor 46
   Calcium channel blocker 10
   Multiple drug therapy 48