The Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference values reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry
Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 1150–1151, October 2012
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HALL, G. L., THOMPSON, B. R., STANOJEVIC, S., ABRAMSON, M. J., BEASLEY, R., COATES, A., DENT, A., ECKERT, B., JAMES, A., FILSELL, S., MUSK, A.W., NOLAN, G., DIXON, B., O'DEA, C., SAVAGE, J., STOCKS, J. and SWANNEY, M. P. (2012), The Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference values reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry. Respirology, 17: 1150–1151. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02232.x
- Issue online: 21 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 31 JUL 2012 06:43AM EST
- Received 12 June 2012; invited to revised 11 July 2012; revised 12 July 2012; accepted 12 July 2012 (Associate Editor: Amanda Piper).
- lung function;
- reference value;
We aimed to ascertain the fit of the European Respiratory Society Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference ranges to contemporary Australasian spirometric data. Z-scores for spirometry from Caucasian subjects aged 4–80 years were calculated. The mean (SD) Z-scores were 0.23 (1.00) for forced expirtory volume in 1 s (FEV1), 0.23 (1.00) for forced vital capacity (FVC), −0.03 (0.87) for FEV1/FVC and 0.07 (0.95) for forced expiratory flows between 25% and 75% of FVC. These results support the use of the Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference ranges to interpret spirometry in Caucasian Australasians.