Table 2

Prevalence of abnormalities of body mass index, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and electrocardiographic abnormalities. Figures are number (percentage) of patients

MenWomenAll
Body mass index (kg/m2)
Underweight01 (1.3)1 (1)
Normal8 (24)15 (20)23 (21)
Overweight16 (47)32 (43)48 (44)
Obese8 (24)23 (31)35 (32)
Extremely obese2 (6)3 (4)5 (5)
FEV1 (%) of predicted
< 50%8 (24)16 (21)24 (22)
50-70%14 (12)16 (21)30 (28)
71-90%8 (24)32 (43)40 (37)
>91-100%1 (3)4 (5)5 (5)
>100%2 (6)5 (7)7 (6)
Electrocardiography
Normal17 (50)53 (71)70 (64)
Abnormal17 (50)22 (29)39 (36)
Abnormalities on electrocardiography*
Left bundle branch block02 (3)2 (2)
Left ventricular hypertrophy2 (6)1 (1)3 (3)
Myocardial infarction4 (12)1 (1)5 (5)
ST/T changes4 (12)9 (12)13 (12)
Right bundle branch block2 (6)3 (4)5 (5)
Paced000
Bradycardia2 (6)1 (1)3 (3)
Conduction abnormality2 (6)3 (4)5 (5)
Right ventricular hypertrophy/right axis deviation0 (0)2 (3)2 (2)
  • * Categories not mutually exclusive.