Peack expiratory flow rate in South Indian Children

Swaminathan, S and Venkatesan, P and Mukunthan, R (1993) Peack expiratory flow rate in South Indian Children. Indian Pediatrics, 30 (2). pp. 207-211. ISSN Print: 0019-6061; Online:0974-7559

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PEFR is a simple and reliable way of following patients with bronchial asthma and other obstructive airway diseases. Normal data is available for Caucasian and North Indian children but not for ethnic South Indian children. We, therefore, measured Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) in 343 healthy South Indian children aged 4-15 years, using the Wright mini peak flow meter. A nomogram was constructed relating PEFR to height. Prediction equations for PEFR using height alone or height, age and weight were determined for both sexes. The prediction equation for boys based on height alone was PEFR = 4.08 height (cm) - 284.55 and for girls was PEFR = 3.92 height (cm) - 277.01.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: peak expiration flow rate, South Indian Children, Bronchial Asthma
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 10:03
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 06:43

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