Table 1. Sex prevalence in lung diseases
Pulmonary diseaseFirst author [ref.]Subjects nMale:female ratioFemales %
LAMRyu [1]2300:230100
BMLPitts [2]1000:100100
Lung adenocarcinomaMuscat [3]33769:12665
PAHBadesch [4]1166230:93680
CT-ILDCottin [5]3410:2470
IPFGribbin [6]920568:35238
Baumgartner [7]248149:9940
ILDKornum [8]21 76512 639:912642
Coultas [9]258136:12247
PLCHVassallo [10]10240:6261
NSIPTravis [11]6722:4567
Travis [11]386189:19751
RB-ILDPortnoy [12]3215:1753
  • LAM: lymphangioleiomyomatosis; BML: benign metastasising leiomyoma; PAH: pulmonary arterial hypertension; CT-ILD: connective tissue-associated interstitial lung disease; ILD: interstitial lung disease; PLCH: pulmonary Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis; NSIP: nonspecific interstitial pneumonia; RB-ILD: respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease.