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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients at baseline

From: The construct validity of the health utilities index mark 3 in assessing health status in lung transplantation

  Pre-transplant N = 103 Post-transplant
N = 110
Mean Age (SD) 54 (12.55) 53 (12.93)
Gender (%)   
   Female 55 44
   Male 45 56
Race/Ethnicity (%)   
   White 98 92
   American Indian 2 3
   East Indian 0 2
   Asian 0 1
   Black 0 1
Marital Status (%)   
   Married 47 53
   Single 50 50
   Divorced 68 32
   Other 46 55
Education (%)   
   High school 46 54
   College 60 40
   University 32 68
Employment (%)   
   Working 15 18
   Unemployed 16 13
   Retired 21 22
   Disability 48 47
General Health (%)   
   Excellent 1 6
   Very Good 14 38
   Good 22 38
   Fair 32 14
   Poor 31 4
Chronic Conditions (%)   
   Arthritis 20 15
   Osteoporosis 24 33
   Hypertension 26 31
   Diabetes 11 18
   Other 9 3
Co-morbidities (%)   
   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 43 41
   Pulmonary Fibrosis 29 27
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Cystic Fibrosis
10
15
11
19
   Other 3 2
Mean Number of Chronic conditions (SD) 2.00 (1.74) 1.48 (1.56)
Mean Six Minute Walk test, in meters (SD) 357 (134) 548 (155)
Mean FEV1% pred* (SD) 39.20 (21.63) 67.10 (25.19)
Mean time since transplantation (weeks)   136 (range 3-960)
  1. SD = Standard Deviation; *FEV1%pred = Predicted Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second