Peak expiratory flow in healthy Turkish children

Herguner M., Guneser S., Altintas D., Alparslan Z., Yilmaz M., Aksungur P.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.86, no.5, pp.454-455, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1997.tb08911.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-455
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


This study was conducted on 1359 healthy, non-smoking Turkish children (727M, 632F) with a mean age of 11.7 +/- 3.4 (6-17) years, in order to determine the normal values of peak expiratory how (PEF) in Turkish children and to compare various peak-flow meters (PEFMs). PEF values increased with age and height in boys and girls. The relative increase in boys was significantly higher at puberty (p < 0.01). The values of Turkish children were found to be similar to those of Europeans. The results obtained from the three PEFMs were closely correlated.