Lung function in childhood. III. Measurement of airflow resistance in healthy children

Br J Dis Chest. 1975 Jul;69:177-87. doi: 10.1016/0007-0971(75)90077-7.


Indices of airflow resistance have been obtained in a group of 248 healthy London schoolchildren from recordings of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), forced expiratory volume in 0-75 seconds (FEV 0-75) and maximum mid-expiratory flow (MMEF) and two more direct methods, airways resistance (Raw) measured plethysmographyically and total respiratory resistance (PT) by the forced oscillation technique. The normal data are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Airway Obstruction / diagnosis
  • Airway Resistance*
  • Body Height
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Lung / physiology*
  • Male
  • Maximal Midexpiratory Flow Rate
  • Oscillometry / methods
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
  • Plethysmography, Whole Body / methods
  • Spirometry / methods