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Pulmonary function tests--a comparison between urban industrial and rural agricultural workers of Andhra Pradesh.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8138287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical parameters and pulmonary function tests (VC, FEV1, FEV1% and FEF25-75%) were collected in 112 urban industrial workers and 104 rural agricultural workers. These average values, values according to age and smoking habits were compared between urban and rural workers. Inspite of no differences in age, rural workers average height, weight, BSA is significantly lower than urban workers. A significant increase in VC value to the extent of 0.22 lit (7.1%), significantly lower FEV 1% value by 4.7% and reduce FEF25-75% value (4.7%) is demonstrated in rural than urban workers. Smoking is shown to produce airway obstruction in both urban and rural workers. A wide variation of PFT values between the present workers and other reported values in India is observed. This study indicates rural workers have better pulmonary capacity and less flow rates than their urban counterpart.
N Mohan Rao; P K Kulkarni; S K Kashyap; S K Chatterjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of public health     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0019-557X     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Public Health     Publication Date:    1993 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-28     Completed Date:  1994-04-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400673     Medline TA:  Indian J Public Health     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Occupational Health (I.C.M.R.), Methaninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat State.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Height
Body Surface Area
Body Weight
Forced Expiratory Volume*
Maximal Expiratory Flow Rate
Maximal Midexpiratory Flow Rate
Predictive Value of Tests
Reference Values
Regression Analysis
Rural Population*
Smoking / adverse effects
Urban Population*
Vital Capacity*

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