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Gender variation in lung function parameters in indian adolescents

Authors:Akshays Berad , ANR lakshmi, Sneha.P, D.Prasad.
Int J Biol Med Res. 2016; 7(1): 5414-5416  |  PDF File


Pulmonary function test have been known to be associated with variety of factors such as Race, age, sex, height, weight, BMI and socioeconomic factors.The present study was undertaken to assess the gender difference in Lung function values like FVC,FEV1,FEV1% and MVV in Indian adolescent males and females of age group 13 to 19 years.300 healthy students were included in study .Males and females were stratified into age groups 13to15,15to17,17to19 years. They were subjected to Pulmonary function test using MEDSPIROR.The PFT parameters FVC,FEV1,FEV1%,MVV were compared in males and females.Statistical analysis was done with SPSS software.It was observed PFT parameters were significantly more in males as compared to females(P value<0.05) except FEV1 was more in females as compared to males in age group 17 to 19 years,but it was statistically insignificant(P value>0.05).The lung function values are more in males as compared to females probably because males have larger lung and muscularity than females.Study intented to show gender difference in certain lung function parameters.