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Pulmonary Physiology: Pulmonary Physiology |

Correction Factor Between Difference Ethnic Groups in Spirometry

Wenhua Jian, MD; Yi Gao, MD; Wei-jie Guan, PhD; Mei Jiang, PhD; Nanshan Zhong, MD; Jin-ping Zheng, MD
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First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A481. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.501
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Physiology

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Many areas and ethnic groups lack their own spirometer reference values. Caucasian reference values adjusted with a fixed ethnic correction factor were recommended for these areas and ethnic groups, while this method was doubted. This study was to investigate the feasibility of a fixed ethnic correction factor for spirometry between Caucasian and Chinese.

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