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Table 3 Comparison of pulmonary function tests between males and females

From: Prevalence of smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease amongst teachers working in Kocaeli, TurkeyPrevalenza di tabagismo e bronchite cronica ostruttiva tra gli insegnanti di Kocaeli, Turchia

  Total Female Male P
FVC (% pred.) 102.4 ± 13.9 102.7 ± 13.5 102.1 ± 14.2 0.6
FEV1 (% pred.) 99.8 ± 14.1 98.6 ± 13.3 100.9 ± 14.6 0.03
FEV1/FVC (%) 101.4 ± 10.3 100.5 ± 9.4 101.5 ± 11 0.1
FEF25-75 (% pred.) 89.6 ± 24.3 83.6 ± 20.7 94.4 ± 25.9 0.001
  1. Definition of abbreviations: FVC, forced vital capacity; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 sec.; FEF, forced expiratory flow.