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Survey of normal indices of pulmonary function test by use of spirometry in the people of Kurdistan province
dr afsaneh Sharifian 1, dr naseh Sigari1, dr Rahimi1, kambiz Yazhdanpanah1
1- MD
Abstract:  

 Background and aim: In the last three decades, spirometry has become one of the main diagnostic tools in pulmonology. But different nomograms in different references has brought about challenges. The aim of this study was to obtain normal ranges of spirometry parameters in the people living in Kurdistan province.

 Materials and Methods: This was a discriptive study, and included all 15 to 64 years old people of Kurdistan province. Sampling method was random and sample size encompassed 1589 people. Weight, height and demographic data of the subjects were recorded in check lists. Then spirometry was performed under standard conditions. Data were analyzed with SPSS soft ware using descriptive statistics including frequency, mean and standard deviation.

 Results: The results of this study showed that the mean value for forced vital capacity (FVC) was 3.6 liters (CI=0.96%) 4.33 Lit for men (CI=0.89%), and 3 Lit for women (CI=0.46%). The mean FEV1 values were 3.74 (CI=0.82) and 2.61(CI=0.53) for men and women respectively.

 Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that the values for FEV1 are as the same as those of other references, but the values for FVC are lower. Therefore the normal ratio of FEV1/FVC increases, and should be considered while interpreting spirometry results.

Keywords: Key word: Spirometry, FVC, FEV1, Air flows
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/04/6
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Volume 12, Number 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2007) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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