Factors associated with abnormal pulmonary function test among subjects with normal chest radiography: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Kum Ju Chae, Keun Sang Kwon, Gong Yong Jin, Heejung Bang, Juhyung Lee

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Abstract

Determinants of abnormal lung function among subjects with normal chest radiography have not been widely evaluated. We investigated 12 109 participants with normal chest radiographs from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Factors associated with abnormal pulmonary function were male gender, age ≥50, smoking history and a clinical history of cough or sputum production. Pulmonary function tests should be considered in population-based screening, especially in men over 50 years old with a smoking history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1332
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • interstitial lung disease
  • Respiratory function tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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