The all-age spirometry reference ranges reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry (pages 912–917)
BRUCE R. THOMPSON, SANJA STANOJEVIC, MICHAEL J. ABRAMSON, RICHARD BEASLEY, ANDREW COATES, ANNETTE DENT, BRENTON ECKERT, ALAN JAMES, SUE FILSELL, A. W. (BILL). MUSK, GARY NOLAN, BARBARA DIXON, CHRIS O'DEA, JENNI SAVAGE, JANET STOCKS, MAUREEN P. SWANNEY, GRAHAM L. HALL and ON BEHALF OF THE ANZSRS REFERENCE RANGES WORKING PARTY
Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.01970.x
The ‘all-age’ spirometry reference equations significantly advance the definition of the normal range of spirometry. The relevance of these equations for contemporary populations and methods has not been tested. Using collated spirometry data from healthy Australasian subjects we showed that the all-age spirometry equations provide good estimates for contemporary populations.