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Table 1 Baseline respiratory parameters of patients with mild asthma included in the study.

From: Assessment of airway hyperreactivity: comparison of forced spirometry and body plethysmography for methacholine challenge tests

  FEV1
(L/s)
FEV1%
FVC (%)
Reff
(kPa/L · s)
sReff
(kPa · s)
Rtot
(kPa/L · s)
sRtot
(kPa · s)
sGeff
(1/kPa · s)
sGtot
(1/kPa · s)
Males, n = 82
MW 3.51 82.2 0.19 0.77 0.22 0.87 1.53 1.29
SD ± 0.91 ± 7.60 ± 0.07 ± 0.36 ± 0.07 ± 0.34 ± 0.62 ± 0.41
Med 3.47 83.2 0.19 0.71 0.22 0.80 1.41 1.26
Females, n = 73
MW 2.45 85.0 0.26 0.84 0.29 0.92 1.40 1.19
SD ± 0.62 ± 7.06 ± 0.10 ± 0.31 ± 0.09 ± 0.28 ± 0.63 ± 0.47
Med 2.36 85.40 0.26 0.79 0.28 0.90 1.12 1.11