Chapter 26. Reference Values for Lung Function in White (Caucasian) Children and Adults

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch26

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Reference Values for Lung Function in White (Caucasian) Children and Adults, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch26

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • models of the changes and reference value;
  • reference subjects and Quality control;
  • models and strategies for selecting reference values;
  • children of school age - reference values;
  • comprehensive cross-sectional and longitudinal models;
  • interpreting reference values

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic considerations

  • Pre-school children (ages 3–6 years)

  • Children of school age

  • Young persons aged 16–25 years

  • Adults aged 25–65 years

  • Adults aged 65 years onwards

  • Comprehensive cross-sectional and longitudinal models

  • Interpreting reference values

  • References

  • Further reading