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Peak expiratory flow rate in elderly Malaysians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10971999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An epidemiological survey was conducted among 1,414 healthy ambulatory elderly persons aged 55 years and above in the Kuala Langat district, Selangor. The relationship between peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), demographic variables, socioeconomic status, smoking, alcohol use and respiratory symptoms were examined. The peak expiratory flow declined with age and were lower in women of all ages. Smoking had a modest effect on PEFR in men but not on PEFR in women. The combination of respiratory symptoms of cough, phlegm and wheeze were related to lower PEFR values. Prediction equations are presented derived from the population sample which may be of assistance in assessing observed to expected ratios among elderly people in Malaysia.
P Srinivas; Y C Chia; P J Poi; S Ebrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-20     Completed Date:  2000-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  MALAYSIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Middle Aged
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / physiopathology
Sex Characteristics
Smoking / adverse effects
Comment In:
Med J Malaysia. 1999 Dec;54(4):531-4   [PMID:  11072478 ]

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