Spirometric Reference Values for an East-African Population

Sanctus Musafiri, Jan P. van Meerbeeck, Laurent Musango, Eric Derom, Guy Brusselle, Guy Joos, Claver Rutayisire
2013 Respiration  
18% lower in men and 12-23% and 17-28% lower in women, respectively. Conclusions: This study provides reference values for pulmonary function in a healthy, nonsmoking Rwandan population and enables comparisons to be made with other prediction equations from other populations. Spirometric reference values in our study were similar to those obtained in a study of black Americans by Hankinson et al.
doi:10.1159/000337256 pmid:22584423 fatcat:z2c5w22ynrd67m2q57vti7fc3u