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Table 1 Anthropometric, sonographic and spirometric data of the studied population of 80 sedentary volunteer females

From: The impact of abdominal adiposity measured by sonography on the pulmonary function of pre-menopausal females

Variable Normal-Weight Overweight Obese  
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p
n 25 28 27  
Age (years) 31.2 ± 7.11 31.9 ± 6.85 32.9 ± 7.25 NS
Height (cm) 1.62 ± 0.09 1.63 ± 0.06 1.59 ± 0.08 NS
Weight (Kg) 59.1 ± 7.01 73.7 ± 6.12 84.5 ± 10.6 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 22.4 ± 1.57 27.8 ± 1.25 33.3 ± 2.18 <0.001
SAT (cm) 1.71 ± 0.38 2.52 ± 0.61 3.13 ± 0.65 <0.001
VAT (cm) 3.17 ± 0.53 4.04 ± 1.03 5.04 ± 1.47 <0.001
TAT (cm) 4.89 ± 0.68 6.56 ± 1.18 8.17 ± 1.54 <0.001
%FVC 102.5 ± 11.6 104.2 ± 12.2 100.6 ± 10 NS
%FEV1 99.4 ± 9.46 101.5 ± 12.1 99 ± 8.71 NS
FEV1/FVC 0.84 ± 0.04 0.83 ± 0.04 0.85 ± 0.05 NS
%IC 113 ± 16.2 125.9 ± 18 123 ± 12.8 0.02
%ERV 94.4 ± 30 79.6 ± 25.8 64 ± 25.7 0.001
  1. %FVC, percent predictive Forced Vital Capacity, %FEV 1 , percent predictive Forced Expiratory Volume in first second, SD, Standard Deviation, %IC, percent predictive Inspiratory Capacity, %ERV, percent predictive Expiratory Reserve Volume, BMI, Body Mass Index, NS, non-significant, n, number of individuals, statistical significance (p < 0.05), BMI, Body Mass Index, TAT, Total abdominal adipose tissue, VAT, Visceral adipose tissue, SAT, Subcutaneous adipose tissue