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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 26)

From: Thoracic index in adults with asthma: a study of validity and reliability

Variable Data
Age, years (percentile 25;75) 24.5 (20;32)
Weight, kg (SD)a 69.4(16.11)
Size, m (SD) 1.6 (0.08)
BMIb, Kg/m2 (SD) 25.5 (5.24)
Schooling, approved years (SD) 14.6 (3.43)
Asthma Features
 Time of disease evolution, years (SD) 18.1 (9.31)
 Time after last acute exacerbation, months (percentile 25;75) 7 (4;36)
Spirometric values
 PEFc (SD) 93.3 (20.88)
 FEF25%d (SD) 74.1 (23.66)
 FEV1e (SD) 82.8 (13.82)
 FVCf (SD) 91.2 (9.79)
 FEV1/FVC (SD) 89.8 (10.92)
  1. aStandard Deviation
  2. bBody Mass Index
  3. cPeak Expiratory Flow
  4. dForced Expiratory Flow at 25% of FVC
  5. eForced Expiratory Volume during the first second
  6. fForced Vital Capacity