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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients and healthy subjects

From: Impaired lipid metabolism in idiopathic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

  Control
(n = 157)
Patients
(n = 33)
P
Sex (male/female) 84/73 23/10 0.088
Mean age (yrs) 41 ± 12 44 ± 9 0.195
BMI (kg/m2) 24.6 ± 3.6 23.7 ± 3.7 0.223
Cardiovascular history 19/144 (13.2%) 7/33 (21.2%) 0.368
Smoking status:yes/total (%) 48/144 (33.3%) 15/33 (45.5%) 0.19
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122 ± 14 121 ± 18 0.817
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78 ± 10 79 ± 13 0.727
Fasting serum glucose (mmol/l) 4.67 ± 0.44 4.66 ± 0.64 0.936
TC (mg/dl) 191.24 ± 35.60 198.87 ± 43.16 0.283
TG (mg/dl)* 118.65(78.81-193.03) 192.00(104.36-219.00) 0.011
HDL-C (mg/dl) 51.34 ± 12.06 42.56 ± 10.30 <0.001
LDL-C (mg/dl) 119.56 ± 32.04 133.41 ± 35.54 0.03
LDL/HDL 2.46 ± 0.87 3.30 ± 1.17 <0.001
TG/HDL 3.28 ± 2.88 4.75 ± 3.11 0.001
TC/HDL 3.90 ± 1.05 4.89 ± 1.41 <0.001
Hb (g/L) 145.28 ± 15.01 158.85 ± 22.66 <0.001
FEV1 pred (%) 93.74 ± 13.33 76.79 ± 19.28 <0.001
FVC pred (%) 96.80 ± 12.37 75.98 ± 19.97 <0.001
FEV1/FVC (%) 83.12 ± 6.74 83.54 ± 6.53 0.757
  1. Values are expressed as the mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated. *: Values are expressed as median, 25% and 75%. Nonparametric Mann-Whitney U-test was used, as data were not normally distributed.