Factors affecting ventilatory lung function in young Navy selectees.

  title={Factors affecting ventilatory lung function in young Navy selectees.},
  author={Rafael Carel and Alex J. Greenstein and E Ellender and Yehuda Melamed and Dan H Kerem},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={128 2},
Ventilatory lung function was studied in 528 Navy selectees 16 to 23 yr of age. Analysis of the pulmonary function data indicated that height and chest circumference were the best "predictors" of forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1). Other factors, such as amount of sports activity, ethnicity, weight, or Quetelet index, were of minimal predictive value. Linear prediction formulas of ventilatory lung function for young male adults of this age range were… CONTINUE READING