Peak expiratory flow rate and 5-year mortality in an elderly population.
During a population survey in 1982-1983 among all community-dwelling elderly aged 65 years and over in East Boston, Massachussetts, measurements of peak expiratory flow rate using the mini-Wright peak flow meter were made on 3,582 participants.
The average peak flow rate was 315 liters/minute, and a measure of peak flow rate adjusted for age, sex, height, and weight was computed.
This was a highly significant predictor of 5-year total mortality, whose ascertainment was vitually complete.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fonction respiratoire, Vieillard, Mortalité, Massachusetts, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Débit expiratoire, Expiration forcée, Appareil respiratoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United States, North America, America, Lung function, Elderly, Mortality, Massachusetts, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Expiratory flow rate, Forced expiration, Respiratory system
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Cote : 91-0437767
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.