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Title: Peak, Expiratory flow rate nomogram in Libyan schoolchildren
Authors: Sagher, F.A.
Roushdy, M.A.
Hweta, A.M.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: The study aimed to develop a peak expiratory flow rate nomogram for Libyan children. Of 900 children randomly selected from four Tripoli primary schools, 670 [330 girls and 340 boys] with age range 4.5-14.9 years, fulfilled the selection criteria. Peak expiratory flow rate [PEFR] was recorded in a standing position using a mini-Wright peak flow meter. Anthropometric measurements, weight, height, head circumference and mid-upper-arm circumference were recorded and surface area and body mass index were calculated. Our findings showed PEFR to be significantly related to height [r = 0.74], age [r = 0.70], surface area [r = 0.64] and weight [r = 0.62]: P < 0.001. The PEFR nomogram in Libyan children differed from the British standard, which highlights the need for a local reference nomogram
Description: 560-564
Keywords: Child
Subject: Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
ISSN: 1020-3397
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