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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of IPF patients

From: Patients' perspectives on how idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis affects the quality of their lives

Characteristic Distribution
   male 13
   female 7
Age 67 yrs (44–82 yrs)*
Years since diagnosis 1.8 yrs (0.67–11 yrs)*
Mode of diagnosis  
   Via surgical biopsy 14
   Via clinical criteria 6
Supplemental oxygen use  
   No use 6
   Use with exertion and sleep 4
   Continuous use 10
Comorbid conditions  
   Cured prostate cancer 1
   Stable coronary artery disease 1
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1
   Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation 1
  1. *Data presented as median and (range).