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Table 5 Characteristics of the study participants at the control measurements (mean (±SD))

From: Health effects of exposure to diesel exhaust in diesel-powered trains

Characteristics Females (n = 15) Males (n = 14) Total (n = 29)
Age (years) 34.7 (±14.7) 43.4 (±17.6) 38.9 (±16.5)
Height (cm) 166.6 (±4.7) 181.4 (±10.1) 173.7 (±10.7)
Weight (kg) 71.5 (±17.5) 81.4 (±16.5) 76.3 (±17.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 (±5.3) 24.7 (±3.8) 25.2 (±4.6)
FVC (%) 92.7 (±15.6) 91.2 (±21.5) 92.0 (±18.2)
FEV1 (%) 89.4 (±16.6) 89.4 (±19.2) 89.4 (±17.5)
FEV1/FVC (%) 96.3 (±7.6) 98.0 (±6.5) 97.1 (±7.0)
PEF (%) 87.3 (±20.4) 85.4 (±18.2) 86.4 (±19.1)
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, FVC forced vital capacity, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in one second, PEF peak expiratory flow rate. The lung function parameters are presented as the percentage of the predicted value from the general population in the NHANES III survey