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Table 1 Baseline data and cellular broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) content from the study population.

From: Anti-inflammatory effects of myrtol standardized and other essential oils on alveolar macrophages from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  Mean Range Median Median SD
Patients (n) 26 - - -
Male/female (n) 17/9 - - -
Age (years) 63.9 41-79 62.4 8.5
BMI (kg/m2) 26.5 19-34 24.5 2.5
Smoker-current (%) 21.9 - - -
Former-smoker (%) 41.7 - - -
Smoker (pack-years) 19.2 10-35 17.5 7.9
Former smoker (pack-years) 21.0 10-35 20.0 8.8
Lung function
FEV1 (l) 2.2 0.6-4.1 2.1 1.1
FEV1 (%predicted) 73.5 29.7-124.6 70.5 26.8
VC max (l) 2.8 0.83-5.1 2.8 1.2
VC max (%predicted) 73.7 43.20-126.0 73.2 22.8
FEV1/VC max 78.6 45.39-98.6 81.4 12.0
RV (l) 2.4 1.08-5.4 2.1 1.0
RV (%predicted) 112.4 61.5-226.6 107.0 40.5
BAL
Total cells (106/100 ml) 29.7 10-85 28.8 16.9
Macrophages (%) 61.2 28-90 63.5 19.2
Neutrophils (%) 12.4 1-50 6.0 12.7
Eosinophils (%) 2.0 0-14 1.0 3.2
Lymphocytes (%) 17.2 4-62 15.0 11.8