Best lung function equations for the very elderly selected by survival analysis

  title={Best lung function equations for the very elderly selected by survival analysis},
  author={Martin R Miller and Mikael Thinggaard and Kaare Christensen and Ole F Pedersen and Torben Sigsgaard},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  pages={1338 - 1346}
We evaluated which equations best predicted the lung function of a cohort of nonagenarians based on which best accounted for subsequent survival. In 1998, we measured lung function, grip strength and dementia score (Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)) in a population-based sample of 2262 Danes born in 1905. Mortality was registered to 2011 when only five (0.2%) subjects were alive. In half the cohort, we recorded forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1). Complete data were available in 592… 
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  • M. Miller
  • Medicine
    European Respiratory Journal
  • 2016
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