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Table 1 Patients baseline characteristics

From: Artichoke phytocomplex modulates serum microRNAs in patients exposed to asbestos: a first step of a phase II clinical trial

Characteristic Completed Trial (n = 18) Withdrew (n = 4)
Age, yrs: median, range 72 (64–79) 67 (63–72)
Height, cm: median, range 172 (164–180) 173 (168–180)
Weight, kg: median, range 81 (68–108) 86 (78–108)
BMI, kg/m2: median, range 26.7 (21.0–37.5) 29.0 (26.7–33.3)
Disease Type: n (%)
    Asbestosis 2 (11) 0
    Pleural Plaques 16 (89) 4 (100)
Industry Type: n (%)
    Factory 6 (33) 3 (75)
    Mechanical 6 (33) 0
    Construction 3 (17) 1 (25)
    Shipbuilding 2 (11) 0
    Office 1 (5) 0
Asbestos Exposure, yrs:
median, range
10 (1–48) 10 (1–27)
Smoking: n (%)
    Never 4 (22) 0
    Quit (> 6 months ago) 12 (67) 3 (75)
    Current 2 (11) 1 (25)