Underestimation of airflow obstruction among young adults using FEV 1FVC

I. Cerveri, A. G. Corsico, S. Accordini, R. Niniano, E. Ansaldo, J. M. Antó, N. Künzli, C. Janson, J. Sunyer, D. Jarvis, C. Svanes, T. Gislason, J. Heinrich, J. P. Schouten, M. Wjst, P. Burney, R. De Marco

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Background: Early detection of airflow obstruction is particularly important among young adults because they are more likely to benefit from intervention. Using the forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) to forced vital capacity (FVC) (FEV1/FVC) 1 (107%, 97%, 85%) progressively decreased and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (slope 7.84, 6.32, 5.57) progressively increased across the three groups. During follow-up, misidentified subjects had a significantly higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a significantly higher use of health resources (medicines, emergency department visits/hospital admissions) because of breathing problems than subjects without airflow obstruction (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1045
Number of pages6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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