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Table 2 Age-adjusted and Age-specific Pulmonary Function Measures of the Study Population in the Southern Cone of Latin America

From: Estimating prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Southern Cone of Latin America: how different spirometric criteria may affect disease burden and health policies

  FEV1,a FVCa FEV1/FVC ratio
  Pre-BD Post-BD Pre-BD Post-BD Pre-BD Post-BD
Overall 2.58 (2.56, 2.61) 2.65 (2.63, 2.67) 3.35 (3.33, 3.38) 3.37 (3.34, 3.40) 76.84 (76.63, 77.06) 78.51 (78.29, 78.73)
Men 3.04 (3.01, 3.07) 3.12 (3.09, 3.15) 3.98 (3.95, 4.02) 4.01 (3.97, 4.04) 75.99 (75.64, 76.34) 77.56 (77.20, 77.91)
 45-54 years 3.39 (3.34, 3.44) 3.46 (3.41, 3.51) 4.34 (4.28, 4.40) 4.34 (4.29, 4.40) 78.05 (77.58, 78.52) 79.76 (79.28, 80.23)
 55-64 years 2.92 (2.87, 2.98) 3.00 (2.95, 3.06) 3.86 (3.80, 3.92) 3.88 (3.82, 3.94) 75.37 (74.70, 76.03) 77.04 (76.36, 77.73)
 65-74 years 2.53 (2.47, 2.59) 2.62 (2.57, 2.68) 3.46 (3.40, 3.53) 3.54 (3.47, 3.60) 72.85 (72.10, 73.61) 74.00 (73.24, 74.75)
Women 2.21 (2.19, 2.23) 2.26 (2.24, 2.28) 2.84 (2.81, 2.86) 2.84 (2.82, 2.87) 77.53 (77.26, 77.81) 79.28 (79.00, 79.55)
 45-54 years 2.46 (2.43, 2.50) 2.52 (2.49, 2.55) 3.12 (3.09, 3.16) 3.12 (3.08, 3.15) 78.85 (78.45, 79.26) 80.68 (80.25, 81.11)
 55-64 years 2.13 (2.10, 2.17) 2.19 (2.15, 2.22) 2.75 (2.72, 2.79) 2.76 (2.73, 2.80) 77.29 (76.83, 77.74) 78.94 (78.51, 79.37)
 65-74 years 1.81 (1.78, 1.84) 1.87 (1.83, 1.90) 2.40 (2.36, 2.44) 2.42 (2.38, 2.46) 75.31 (74.69, 75.93) 77.02 (76.43, 77.60)
  1. Data are means (95% CI)
  2. a FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second (liters) and FVC = forced vital capacity
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