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Spirometric reference equations for healthy children aged 6 to 11 years in Taiwan.
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PMID:  20103487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Spirometry is a valuable technique for evaluating pulmonary function, but there were few normative reference values for young children in Taiwan, and none for the last 10 years. The objective of our study was to establish updated reference values and equations for children aged 6-11 years in northern Taiwan. METHODS: A total of 309 healthy children (153 boys and 156 girls) were enrolled in the present study. The data of at least 3 trials for each child were collected, and the highest values analyzed. The analyzed pulmonary function parameters were focused on forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow rate (PEF), forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% expired volume (FEF25-75), and the ratio of FEV1/FVC. RESULTS: The results revealed that there were mostly no significant differences between boys and girls, and the standing height (H, cm) was the factor with the highest correlation with the pulmonary function parameters. Regression equations of the major pulmonary function parameters for both boys and girls were obtained: FVC = -2.690 + 0.0330H; FEV1 = -2.559 + 0.0311H; PEF = -300.231 + 3.938H; FEF25-75 = -3.218 + 0.0425H (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Our study determined the updated normative values and reference equations for Chinese children aged 6-11 years living in northern Taiwan. These values can be used as normative reference values to evaluate pulmonary function in diseased children with the same ethnicity and lifestyle.
Meng-Chiao Tsai; Mei-Jy Jeng; Hua-Lun Chang; Pei-Chen Tsao; Chia-Feng Yang; Yu-Yun Peng; Yu-Sheng Lee; Wen-Jue Soong; Ren-Bin Tang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Childrens Medical Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Forced Expiratory Volume
Lung / physiology*
Reference Values
Vital Capacity

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