Table 1

Socio-demographic, anthropometric characteristics and lung function of the study population
Male n (%) Female n (%) Total n (%)
Variable
Study population 91 (45.5) 109 (54.5) 200 (100)
Education
    Uneducated 22 97 119 (59.7)
    Educated 68 12 80 (42.3)
Occupation
    House wife 0 108 108 (54)
    Farmers/laborers 57 0 57 (28.5)
    Govt./private service 16 0 16 (8)
    Retired/unemployed 10 0 10 (5)
Smoking status 1
    Never smoker 61 103 164 (82)
    Ever smoker 30 6 36 (18)
Dialect
    Sindhi 30 34 64 (32)
    Saraiki 61 75 136 (68)
Agricultural land ownership 2
    Do not own land 35 40 75 (37.5)
    Own land 56 69 125(62.5)
Monthly household income(PKR) 3;Mean (SD) 10156 (±6600) 7610 (±6519) 8000 (±5000)
Height (cm) ;Mean (SD) 167.51 (±6.02) 154.75 (±5.81) 160.47 (±8.63)
Weight (kg) ;Mean (SD) 64.73 (±13.53) 55.02 (±10.61) 59.29 (±12.93)
Age (years) ;Mean (SD) 33.12 (±13.23) 34.48 (±10.22) 34 (±11.69)
Duration living in house (years) ;Mean (SD) 28.76 (±13.93) 32.23 (±13.71) 31 (±13.83)
% Predicted Spirometric lung volumes in milliliters (N 188) 4
FVC 5;Mean (SD) 95.90 (±19.84) 97.11 (±21.94) 96.55 (±20.95)
FEV16;Mean (SD) 82.61 (±20.96) 82.02 (±21.62) 82.29 (±21.26)
FEV1/ FVC ;Mean (SD) 88.92 (±11.42) 88.50 (±12.52) 88.69 (±12)

1. Smoking status defined as ever/never smoker of cigarette, beerie or huqqa.

2. Land unit defined as Jaraib where 1 acre = 2 Jaraib.

3. Income reported in Pakistani rupees (PKR), 1 US $ = 90 PKR, median and interquartile range are given due to skewed distribution.

4. Sample size reduced due to missing or incomplete information.

5. Forced vital capacity.

6. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second.

Abbasi et al.

Abbasi et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:81   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-81

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