Table 1—

Anthropometric characteristics and lung function data

Subject nAge yrsHeight cmWeight kgFVC % predFEV1 % predFEV1/FVC %
Healthy subjects6033±10171±1069±16118±19118±1983±8
Normal elderly subjects2782±5160±966±1399±21104±1879±12
Obstructive elderly subjects1478±5164±764±1377±1957±1655±8
Restrictive elderly subjects983±7165±464±1156±960±1079±6
  • Data are presented as mean±sd of the European Respiratory Society predicted values

  • FVC: forced vital capacity

  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • % pred: % predicted