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Main Title Distribution of Forced Vital Capacity and Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second in Children 6 to 11 Years of Age.
Author Dockery, D. W. ; Berkey, C. S. ; Ware, J. H. ; Speizer, F. E. ; Ferris, B. G. ;
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-68-02-3201 ;EPA-68-02-3466; EPA/600/J-83/288;
Stock Number PB85-219400
Additional Subjects Children ; Respiratory system ; Race ; Sex ; Lungs ; Reprints ; Lung function tests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-219400 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The authors analyzed 44,664 annual measurements of forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) in 12,258 white children and 1,041 black children between 6 and 11 years of age in 6 communities. Sex and race-specific lung function development is described for the sample of preadolescent children. A simple model is presented for calculating percentiles of the distribution of FVC and FEV1 as a function of height, race, and sex. In a subset of children with at least 5 annual observations, observed growth was compared with the constant percentile curves (growth curves) of FVC and FEV1 given height, much as they track along growth curves of height given age, once the larger proportional measurement error of lung function is taken into account. The proposed growth curves can be applied clinically to evaluate a child's lung function, not only at a single examination but also longitudinally over a series of observations.