Volume : III, Issue : I, January - 2014

Correlation Between Anthropometric and Pulmonary Function Tests Among The Subjects Living in Urban Slums Of Uttarakhand – a Cross–Sectional Study

Dr. Anil Kumar Malik

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Objective: To measure the PFT levels among the population living in slum areas of Uttarakhand. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study design conducted in the urban slum area of Uttarakhand. A total of 150 subjects comprising male and females were assessed for pulmonary function test. The parameters used as determinants of lung function were FVC, FEV1, FEV3 and PEFR were recorded as per standard procedure. Results: Percent of predicted FVC (%FVC), FEV1 (%FEV1), FEV3 (%FEV3) and percent of predicted PEFR were analyzed for both male and female. The mean percent of predicted FVC of male was significantly higher among male subjects compared to females. Similarly, the % FEV1 of males (75.784.56) was significantly higher than females (62.563.67). There was higher mean percent predicted FEV3 as well as PEFR. The pattern of correlation between anthropometric and pulmonary function tests was almost similar among male and females. However, the correlation was not strong. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is urgent need to improve the hygienic facilities around the slums to improve the health of slum persons.

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Dr. Anil Kumar Malik Correlation Between Anthropometric and Pulmonary Function Tests Among The Subjects Living in Urban Slums Of Uttarakhand - a Cross-Sectional Study International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.III, Issue.I January 2014


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