|Title:||Peak, Expiratory flow rate nomogram in Libyan schoolchildren|
|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|
|Subject:||Peak Expiratory Flow Rate|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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