Table 2

 Correlation coefficients (r) for the relationship between the respective T cell activation marker and age in women (W) and men (M)

Cells (%)BloodBAL fluid
Medianr (W)r (M)Medianr (W)r (M)
CD3+HLA-DR+9  (5–12)0.020.0520  (15–31)0.04−0.2
CD3+CD25+15 (12–19)−0.4−0.37 (6–8)0.20.2
CD3+CD69+2 (2–3)0.30.252 (48–56)−0.60.02
B cells10 (9–13)−0.370.21 (1–2)−0.10
NK cells13 (10–16)−0.3−0.24 (3–6)−0.3−0.1
  • Values are medians (25%–75% percentiles).