Table 1

Mean (SE) characteristics of study subjects

Normal controls (n=15)Steroid treated (n=15)Steroid untreated (n=14)ΔF508
hom
(n=9)
ΔF508
het
(n=6)
Pseud positive (n=14)Pseud
neg
(n=15)
Age (years)31 (3)22 (11)28 (6)24 (9)23 (9)27 (9)24 (6)
Sex (M/F)8/75/1010/43/64/24/1011/4
FEV1 (% predicted)96 (7)39 (7)42 (6)48 (9)55 (9)58 (9)51 (9)
Steroid treatment01509678
  • hom = homozygous; het = heterozygous; Pseud positive = patients colonised with Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Pseud neg = patients not colonised with Pseudomonas aeruginosa; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second.