Effects of pulmonary function on mortality.

  title={Effects of pulmonary function on mortality.},
  author={Terri H. Beaty and C A Newill and Benjamin H Cohen and Melvyn S. Tockman and Stephen H Bryant and Harold Albert Spurgeon},
  journal={Journal of chronic diseases},
  volume={38 8},
Survivorship data from a 24 year longitudinal study of 874 male volunteers in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging were used to assess the role of pulmonary function on total mortality. Even when age and smoking were considered, the ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 sec to its predicted value was significantly associated with mortality from all causes. Individuals with poorer pulmonary function showed greater mortality during the follow-up period of this study. This relationship was… CONTINUE READING