Table 2

Description of the average concentrations of phospholipids and proteins across healthy, subjects with asthma and smoker groups, ECRHS-III (n=200)

Phospholipids and proteins concentrationHealthy (n=168)Asthma
(n=16)
Smokers
(n=17)
Total
(n=200)
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
DPPC (wt%)11.92.611.32.213.73.811.92.5
POPC (wt%)3.00.82.90.83.51.03.00.7
PC14:0/16:0 (%)21.55.123.24.323.05.421.54.9
PC16:0/18:2 (%)9.92.211.11.39.61.910.02.1
SP-A (wt%)3.31.13.41.53.70.93.31.1
Albumin (wt%)6.82.75.62.15.71.36.72.7
PEx (kn/L)7.66.96.65.89.86.97.56.7
  • DPPC, di-palmitoyl-di-phosphatidyl-choline; ECRHS-III, European Community Respiratory Health Survey III; PC, phosphatidylcholine; PEx, particles of exhale; SP-A, surfactant protein A.