Table 2

Pulmonary function of Libby ARD cohort

Panel ANFVC* Mean (SD)Fp ValuePair differences†FEV11 mean (SD)Fp ValuePair differences
Total32995.3 (18.7)87.0 (20.2)
Gender
 Male18795.7 (19.3)0.190.66NA87.3 (19.7)0.100.76NA
 Female14294.7 (18.0)86.6 (20.8)
Age
 20–49 (0)39100.1 (14.8)1.430.23NA96.5 (14.3)3.790.010 vs 2
 50–59 (1)11295.0 (21.6)87.9 (23.0)0 vs 3
 60–69(2)12094.2 (18.7)85.1 (19.4)
 70+(3)5894.0 (14.4)83.3 (17.8)
Smoker
 Yes (ever)21593.8 (20.1)3.630.05NA84.1 (20.6)13.300.00NA
 No11498.0 (15.5)92.5 (18.1)
Exposure
 Worker2595.2 (17.9)0.840.43NA89.0 (18.9)0.390.68NA
 Family/contact10693.4 (17.1)85.7 (19.8)
 Other19896.3 (19.7)87.5 (20.6)
Radiographic findings
 Normal (0)60103.8 (15.0)7.400.000 vs 192.8 (21.8)4.330.000 vs 3
 Pleural  abnormalities (1)18294.9 (20.2)0 vs 387.7 (20.0)1 vs 3
 Interstitial abnormalities (2)1895.6 (12.0)86.4 (16.5)
 Both (3)6988.8 (16.3)80.4 (18.6)
Panel BnFEV11/FVC1
Mean (SD)
Fp ValuePair differences†DLCO*
Mean (SD)
Fp ValuePair differences
Total32995.5 (12.0)83.0 (21.7)
Gender
 Male18796.1 (11.9)1.020.31NA86.3 (21.7)10.130.00NA
 Female14294.8 (12.2)78.7 (21.0)
Age
 20–49 (0)3998.4 (8.5)1.220.30NA91.5 (18.6)9.310.000 vs 2
 50–59 (1)11295.5 (13.3)87.6 (22.2)0 vs 3
 60–69 (2)12095.6 (10.9)81.1 (19.9)1 vs 3
 70+ (3)5893.6 (13.4)72.3 (21.8)2 vs 3
Smoker
 Yes (ever)21593.3 (13.2)23.40.00NA78.5 (21.9)29.000.00NA
 No11499.8 (7.6)91.5 (18.5)
Exposure
 Worker2599.0 (9.3)1.150.32NA89.8 (19.2)2.100.13NA
 Family/contact10695.5 (11.6)80.4 (19.4)
 Other19895.1 (12.5)83.6 (23.0)
Radiographic
 Findings6094.8 (13.6)0.160.92NA90.2 (19.5)11.100.000 vs 2
 Normal (0)18295.85 (10.8)85.7 (20.1)0 vs 3
 Pleural  abnormalities (1)1894.7 (12.6)68.1 (24.5)1 vs 2
 Interstitial abnormalities (2)6995.6 (13.5)73.7 (22.4)1 vs 3
 Both (3)
  • *Tukey HSD used for paired differences.

  • †FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC and DLCO analysed as percent predicted.

  • ARD, asbestos related disease; FEV, forced expiratory volume; FVC, forced vital capacity.