Groups HC*
N=111
COPD
N=33
TB
N=47
Sarcoid
N=38
All UIP/IPF
N=97
IPF
<55yrs
N=19
IPF & FH
N=18
IPF >55
Yrs
N=60
Mean age
(range)
51
(20-80)
72
(46-89)
46
(20-85)
48
(28-78)
74
(38-93)
49
(38-54)
70
(49-84)
79
(55-93)
% male 39 57 68 42 75 84 77 70
% with diabetes 0 12 0 5 16 1 4 11
% regular oral
prednisolone
0 63 0 18 28 9 6 13
Mean CRP
± SEM
1.9
± 2.7
6.7
± 5.6
6.6
± 4.8
8.1
± 3.4
15.3
± 3.5
9.9
± 1.8
6.7
±1.5
9.4
±1.8
* Healthy controls
Table 1: Shows the study group demographics.