Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the study group stratified by death

Survivors (n=88)Dead (n=19)p value
FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second; BMI =body mass index.
Colonised with B cepacia in 1993 (%, (n))22 (19)39 (7)0.13
Colonised with B cepacia (%, (n))28 (24)68 (13)<0.005
Mean (SE) age in 199319.6 (0.6)23.8 (1.4)<0.005
Sex (% male, (n))53 (46)47 (9)0.82
Mean (SE) baseline FEV1 in 1993 (% predicted)68.6 (2.5)43.2 (4.8)<0.001
Mean (SE) baseline BMI in 1993 (% predicted)20.6 (0.3)19.5 (0.5)0.07