Lung function values from a longitudinal study of healthy children and adolescents

Pediatr Pulmonol. 1989;7(2):101-9. doi: 10.1002/ppul.1950070209.


From a cohort of 543 healthy children and adolescents, subjects were studied annually to obtain longitudinal data so that precise predictive values for lung volumes and flows from ages 8 to 19 years could be obtained. Strict guidelines for subject selection and pulmonary function testing were used. These data are presented in a readily usable form as equations, graphs, and tables.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Lung / physiology*
  • Male
  • Reference Values
  • Regression Analysis
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Spirometry