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Table 2 Lung function parameters (in %pred of ECCS) in elderly, middle aged and younger males.

From: Time for new reference values for ventilatory lung function

Parameter Elderly males
(n = 53)
Middle-aged males
(n = 50)
Younger males
(n = 148)
VCIN (%pred) 94.6 ± 11.0*** 102.3 ± 12.5 100.1 ± 10.2
FVC (%pred) 96.5 ± 11.8* 105.3 ± 12.7** 104.7 ± 10.7**
FEV1 (%pred) 97.8 ± 11.7 104.8 ± 12.3** 106.1 ± 11.2***
FEV1 %VCIN 102.5 ± 8.5* 101.2 ± 7.0 100.8 ± 6.48
PEF (%pred) 96.9 ± 14.2 106.1 ± 20.4 106.2 ± 16.4***
MEF50 (%pred) 94.8 ± 24.8 94.8 ± 27.4 104.4 ± 23.3
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001