Table 1

Participants excluded from having spirometry for safety-related reasons (Nā€‰=ā€‰649)
Reason for exclusion n
Current breathing problem requiring supplemental oxygen 101
Current pain or physical problem preventing taking a deep breath 150
Coughed up blood in previous month 17
Eye surgery in previous 3 months 74
Open chest or abdominal surgery in previous 3 months 42
Stroke in previous 3 months 9
Heart attack in previous 3 months 7
Tuberculosis in previous year 21
History of aneurysm 66
History of collapsed lung 79
History of detached retina 83

Wheaton et al.

Wheaton et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:854   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-854

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