Spirometric reference values in school children from Dalmatia.

  title={Spirometric reference values in school children from Dalmatia.},
  author={M Sirotkovi{\'c} and Branimir Cvoriscec},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  volume={50 4},
Data on spirometric reference values in children are based on small, selected populations. We performed spirometric testing (forced vital capacity (FVC); forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1); forced mid-expiratory flow rate (FEF25-75%)) in 2,500 healthy nonsmoking school children (1,250 boys and 1,250 girls) in the region of Dalmatia, Croatia. Significantly higher FVC and FEV1 values were noted in boys. Standing and sitting heights correlated significantly with FVC and FEV1 in boys and… CONTINUE READING