Table 2

Adjusted means and 95% confidence intervals of lung function testing variables by sex, atopy and asthma (n = 1614)*
FVC(L) FEV1(L) FEV1/FVC(%)
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Sex
Men 4.39 4.34-4.45 3.54 3.49-3.59 80.6 79.9-81.2
Women 3.72 3.67-3.76 2.97 2.93-3.01 79.9 79.3-80.4
P value <0.001 <0.001 0.158
Atopy
No 4.01 3.98-4.04 3.22 3.19-3.24 80.2 79.8-80.6
Yes 4.02 3.97-4.07 3.22 3.18-3.27 80.1 79.6-80.7
P value 0.668 0.776 0.924
Ever asthma
No 4.02 3.99-4.05 3.23 3.20-3.26 80.4 80.0-80.7
Yes 3.92 3.82-4.02 3.07 2.98-3.16 77.8 76.7-79.0
P value 0.050 0.001 <0.001

*Multivariate analysis of variance; models included sex, age, height, weight, waist circumference, smoking, atopy and asthma.

FVC, forced vital capacity; FEV1, forced expired volume in one second; SE, standard error; WC, waist circumference.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-32

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