The Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference values reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry

Respirology. 2012 Oct;17(7):1150-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02232.x.

Abstract

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 (FEV(1)), 0.23 (1.00) for forced vital capacity (FVC), -0.03 (0.87) for FEV(1)/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.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Australia
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / physiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values
  • Spirometry / methods*
  • Young Adult