Background In a country such as India that covers several latitudes, climatic zones, etc groups, and dietary habits lung function within the normal population would be expected to vary.
Several studies have looked at normal values of peak expiratory flow (PEF) in different regions of urban India but none has looked at rural South India.
A study of PEF has now been carried out in a rural population of Tamil Nadu.
Methods is subjects were of Dravidian stock and lived at sea level with rice as their staple food.
Ten five year age groups from 10 to 59 years with 100 males and 100 females in each were studied.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Exploration, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Inde, Asie, Milieu rural
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Exploration, Human, Lung function, India, Asia, Rural environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0333199
Code Inist : 002B24H. Création : 199406.