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Table 1 Characteristics of men aged 73 years old in the population (n = 684)

From: Validation of the Dyspnoea-12 and Multidimensional Dyspnea profile among older Swedish men in the population

Variable (non-missing observations) Mean (SD) or Frequency (%)
BMI, kg/m2 (n = 677) 27.2 (3.9)
Smoking status (n = 676)
 Daily 34 (5%)
 Sometimes 7 (1%)
 Former smoker 404 (60%)
 Never smoker 231 (34%)
Exercise at least 30 min (n = 677)
 Every day 172 (25%)
 3–6 times a week 205 (30%)
 1–3 times a week 192 (28%)
 Less than once a week 108 (16%)
Pack-years of smoking (n = 634) 9 (14.1)
Lung disease (n = 654)* 111 (17%)
 COPD 26 (4%)
 Asthma 35 (5%)
 Cardiovascular disease (n = 654)** 246 (38%)
 Myocardial infarction 66 (10%)
 Angina 49 (7%)
 Atrial fibrillation 105 (16%)
 Heart failure 27 (4%)
 Stroke 51 (8%)
Diabetes mellitus (n = 654) 96 (15%)
  1. Data is presented as either mean (SD) or frequencies (%)
  2. BMI Body mass index, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  3. *COPD, asthma, tuberculosis, sleep apnoea, or other lung disease
  4. **Myocardial infarction, angina, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, valvular heart, bypass, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery stenosis, or stroke