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IJHSR. 2014; 4(6): 62-70


Effect of Body Weight on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in the First Year Medical College Male Students.

Laxmikant J Borse, Hitesh K. Modak, Deepak G Bansode, Rasika D Yadav.

Abstract
Overweight/obesity in children and adolescent is growing problem in developed as well as in developing countries. Whereas Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is simple and valuable tool in assessing the lung function. The present study was carried out to find the effect of body weight on PEFR in first year medical college student admitted for different courses. Out of 121 students we included 78 healthy male students of age group 18 to 22 years for the study. These students were divided in three study groups on the basis of their Body mass index (BMI). Out of 78 students, 26 were overweight (BMI >23), 26 were underweight (BMI

Key words: Peak expiratory flow rate, Body mass index, Overweight, Underweight, Normal weight



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