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Table 1 Baseline parameters of all consented, energy prescription and reflux diet patients in the study

From: Dietary intervention in the treatment of patients with cough and symptoms suggestive of airways reflux as determined by Hull airways Reflux Questionnaire

Parameter Consented patients (N = 33) Energy prescription Gp patients (N = 18) Reflux diet Gp patients (N = 15)
Age* 58.6 (±13.4) 58.0 (±14) 59.0 (±13)
Sex 4 M/16 F 3 M/10 F 1 M/6 F
Baseline weight (Kg)* 89.0 (±17.4) 89.9 (±13.7) 87.5 (±24.0)
Baseline BMI (kg/m2)^ 34.0 (29.8, 35.3) 33.6 (30.5, 34.9) 31.8 (28.5, 35.6)
Baseline LCQ score* 14.4 (±3.8) 6.8 (±2.6) 2.58 (±1.61)
Baseline Kcal^ 1266.7 (1138.5, 1532.9) 1396.7 (1147.9, 1615.9) 1165.9 (1138.5, 1336.9)
Baseline fat^ 41.8 (32.8, 57.1) 51.2 (31.6, 64.4) 41.4 (35.6, 65.6)
  1. *Expressed as mean (± standard deviation).
  2. ^Expressed as median (interquartile range).
  3. Abbreviations: Gp Group, N number, M male, F female, Kg kilograms, BMI body mass index, kg/m2 kilogram per metres squared, LCQ Leicester cough questionnaire, Kcal Kilocalories.