An Evaluation of the Pulmonary Function Tests and their Association with Age and Body Mass Index (BMI) in the Southern Angami Population

Tepuhoto Khieya


Among the many variables in the human body form and function, pulmonary function is a major biological variable affected by gender, age, body composition, as well as the geographical location of a population. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are an essential tool for monitoring patients with known respiratory disease or for determining cases of pulmonary disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), obstructive lung diseases, etc. Women are found to have a lower lung capacity than men. This paper evaluates the differences in the PFTs between the males and the females, and various age groups. Additionally, an evaluation between age and body mass index (BMI) with pulmonary function tests is also made to find out if there are any significant relationships.

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