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Table 4 Comparisons of pulmonary functions in asthmatics with metabolic syndrome and those without metabolic syndrome

From: Understanding asthma and the metabolic syndrome - a Nigerian report

Pulmonary function Asthmatics with metabolic syndrome Asthmatic without metabolic syndrome p value
Predicted FEV1/L 2.26 ± 0.51 2.46 ± 0.65 0.129
Predicted FVC/L 2.72 ± 0.62 2.94 ± 0.77 0.161
Predicted PEFR (L/min) 393.6 ± 74.0 385.2 ± 72.0 0.596
Obtained PEFR (L/min) 247.0 ± 121.0 293.7 ± 141.0 0.110
Obtained FEV1/L 1.54 ± 0.78 1.86 ± 0.93 0.960
Obtained FVC/L 2.27 ± 0.85 2.64 ± 1.05 0.083
Post Bronchodilator 1.71 ± 0.68 2.06 ± 0.90 0.056
FEV1/L    
Post Bronchodilator 2.56 ± 0.67 2.88 ± 1.00 0.072
FVC/L    
  1. FEV1 = Forced Expiratory Volume in 1second,FVC = Forced Vital Capacity, PEFR = Peal Expiratory Flow Rate.