Table 4

 Demographic data and clinical characteristics of ICS users and non-users

ICS users(n = 53)ICS non-users(n = 25)
Results are expressed as mean (SD); geometric means are used for log transformed variables.
ICS, inhaled corticosteroids; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; BMI, body mass index; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second; 6MWT, 6 minute walk test distance.
Age (years)66 (9)64 (9)
Sex (% men)6056
Smoking (packs/year)48 (3)59 (1)
Current smoker (%)1312
IHD (%)1312
MI (%)118
BMI (kg/m2)26.7 (5.2)27.58 (6.4)
FEV1 (% predicted)37 (11)35 (11)
6MWT (m)388 (96)345 (111)