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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Morphometric analysis of inflammation in bronchial biopsies following exposure to inhaled diesel exhaust and allergen challenge in atopic subjects

Subject Gender Age (years) Height (cm) Weight (kg) BMI FEV1 (% of pred) Methacholine PC20 (mg/mL) Positive SPT
1 F 20 158 54.6 22 104 13.85 HDM
2 F 31 173 70 24 113 >16 HDM
3a M 32 161 68 26 123 30.74 Pacific Grasses
4 F 34 157 55 22 79 0.23 Pacific Grasses
5 M 27 178 70 22 105 >128 HDM
6 F 25 173 73 25 117 >128 HDM
7a M 27 186 85 25 107 87.64 Pacific Grasses
8 F 46 165 65 24 63 >128 HDM
9a F 31 146 50 23 103 0.26 Birch
10 M 28 176 90 29 100 19.12 Pacific Grasses
11a M 23 169 83 29 104 2.41 Pacific Grasses
12 F 23 172 96 32 101 54.32 HDM
Mean (SD)   29 (7) 168 (11) 72 (15) 25 (3) 102 (16)   
  1. M male, F female, BMI body mass index, FEV 1 forced expiratory volume in one second, % of pred percentage of predicted, PC 20 provocative concentration causing a 20 % fall in FEV1, SPT skin prick test, HDM house dust mite allergen
  2. aPrevious smoker