Table 1

Patient demographics

All patients
N57
Mean age, years (SD)62 (11)
Women, % 67
Ethnicity, %
 Caucasian75
 Afro-Caribbean9
 South Asian12
 Other4
Smoking status, %
 Current2
 Ex36
 Never62
Mean time since diagnosis, years (SD)4.0 (4.4)
FVC, % predicted (SD)80 (25)
TLCO, % predicted (SD)46 (18)
Immunosuppressant medications, %
 None18
 Prednisolone37
 Prednisolone+other41
 Other4
KBILD Psychological65 (25)
KBILD Breathlessness and
Activities
46 (28)
KBILD Chest Symptoms71 (26)
KBILD Total62 (23)
  • All data are mean (SD) unless otherwise stated. South Asian patients originating from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.

  • KBILD, King's Brief Interstitial Lung Disease Questionnaire; TLCO, transfer factor of the lung for carbon monoxide as % predicted.