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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of pre-hab cohort

From: Feasibility of setting up a pre-operative optimisation ‘pre-hab’ service for lung cancer surgery in the UK

DemographicCohort characteristics
GenderMale 35 (70%)
Age (mean; range)72.68 (55-88)
COPD status
• None2 (4%)
• Mild (FEV1 ≥ 80% predicted)9 (18%)
• Moderate (FEV1 50-80% predicted)17 (34%)
• Severe (FEV1 30-50% predicted)19 (38%)
• Very severe (FEV1 < 30% predicted)3 (6%)
On optimal inhalers at initial review (n = 46)21 (45.7%)
Smoking status
• Current20 (40%)
• Ex25 (50%)
• Never3 (6%)
• Not recorded2 (4%)
Baseline FEV1 (ml) (mean; IQR)1,385 (880-1730)
Baseline FEV1 (% predicted) (mean; IQR)59.5% (35.8-74.8%)
Baseline DLCO (% predicted) (mean; IQR) (n = 45)54.6% (42-66%)
Self-reported baseline exercise tolerance (m) (mean; IQR) (n = 28)254.6 (31.3-262.5)
Baseline MRC dyspnoea score (mean; IQR) (n = 43)3.74 (3-5)
  1. DLCO diffusion coefficient for carbon monoxide, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s, IQR interquartile range, MRC Medical Research Council