Introduction: Among the various investigations available, pulmonary function test (PFT) is a one of the important tool for the assessment of pulmonary function. There must be differences in reference values in India between different state, different region for spirometric parameters.
Methodology: The present study was conducted among normal healthy pre pubertal girl in Vadodara region. The study was conducted among pre pubertal girls (10-12 yrs). Standard anthropometric measurements weight (kg), height (cm), was measured in a beam balance. Minimum three readings were given and best of the three was chosen for analysis, based on standardization of spirometry study based on ATS/ERS task force series and various other studies.
Results: Mean age of the participants was 11.36 (±0.69) years. Similarly mean height, weight, BMI and BSA was 134.8(±8.91) cm, 28(±5.9) kg, 15.29(±2.02) (Kg/m2), and 1.02(±0.13) (m2) respectively. There were 27(60 %) participants with BMI 18. There was significant statistical association between BMI and FEV1 (%), FEV1/FVC (%), PEFR (%) (P < 0.05). Conclusion: There is significant relation between pulmonary function and BMI in pre pubertal girls. As BMI increase lung function tends to be decrease as compared to those who have low BMI.
PFT, Spirometry, BMI, BSA