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Peak Expiratory flow rate and its Correlation with age in normal School Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Physiology Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka State, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Physiology, V.I.M.S, Bellary, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 3 Dept. of Physiology, Basaveshwara Medical College, Chitradurga, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 4 Dept. of Physiology, Navodaya Medical College, Raichur, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 1-3, December,28 (2014)


Aims- The aim of this study was to correlate the “PEAK EXPIRATORY FLOW RATE “as measured by miniature Wright Peak Flow Meter in normal school children between 5 – 18 years with Age. Objectives- This study was done to correlate Age of healthy school children with PEFR Studyarea - R.G.M. School Sindhanur. Study design- This is an observational study of 495 urban school going healthy children from SINDHANUR. This sample comprised of 268 boys and 227 girls in the age range of 5- 18 years. Results- PEFR increases linearly with increase in Age. The correlation of PEFR with Age was statistically significant. Conclusion- The present study has led to the following conclusions. A. There is a positive and statistically significant correlation between PEFR and AGE in the sample of children selected. B. AGE has a close correlation with PEFR.


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