Table 2

Adjusted associations between measures of pulmonary inflammation and BMI z-score

Log10 of variablesChange in BMI z-scoreSEp Value95% CI
Free NE−0.430.190.022−0.79 to −0.06
Neutrophil number−−0.60 to 0.14
IL-6−−0.74 to 0.30
TNFα0.461.280.721−2.05 to 2.96
MPO−−0.63 to 0.23
IL-1β−−0.72 to 0.22
IL-8−−0.50 to 0.14
  • Data shown represent independent associations for each measure of inflammation with BMI. Models were adjusted for gender, antistaphylococcal antibiotic prophylaxis, presence of respiratory symptoms and centred-age squared.

  • BMI, body mass index; IL, interleukin; MPO, myeloperoxidase; NE, neutrophil elastase; TNF, tumour necrosis factor.