Spirometric reference values from a sample of the general U.S. population.

  title={Spirometric reference values from a sample of the general U.S. population.},
  author={John L. Hankinson and John R. Odencrantz and Kathleen B. Fedan},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={159 1},
Spirometric reference values for Caucasians, African-Americans, and Mexican-Americans 8 to 80 yr of age were developed from 7,429 asymptomatic, lifelong nonsmoking participants in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Spirometry examinations followed the 1987 American Thoracic Society recommendations, and the quality of the data was continuously monitored and maintained. Caucasian subjects had higher mean FVC and FEV1 values than did Mexican-American and… 

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