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Scottish Health Survey - topic report: lung function

This report presents data from objective measurement of lung function in adults, measured by portable spirometers, using data from the 2008-

2011 Scottish Health Surveys.

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Table 1.1 Response to spirometry, by age and sex

Aged 16 and with a nurse visita 2008 - 2011 combined
Response to lung function measurement Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
All 5 technically satisfactory blows 89 91 90 86 83 81 74 86
1-4 technically satisfactory blows 11 8 8 11 15 13 16 11
Invalid lung function measurement - 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Other ineligibleb - 1 0 2 0 2 5 1
Refused, not attempted 1 - 2 2 1 3 4 2
All with valid lung function measurement 99 99 98 97 98 94 90 97
Women
All 5 technically satisfactory blows 83 80 88 87 81 71 66 81
1-4 technically satisfactory blows 14 11 9 10 16 21 24 14
Invalid lung function measurement - 1 0 1 1 2 2 1
Pregnant 2 6 1 - - - - 1
Other ineligibleb - 0 1 0 1 3 4 1
Refused, not attempted 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2
All with valid lung function measurement 97 91 97 98 97 92 90 95
Aged 16 and with a nurse visita 2008 - 2011 combined
Response to lung function measurement Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
All adults
All 5 technically satisfactory blows 86 85 89 87 82 76 69 83
1-4 technically satisfactory blows 13 10 8 10 16 17 21 13
Invalid lung function measurement - 1 0 1 1 2 2 1
Pregnant 1 3 1 - - - - 1
Other ineligibleb - 1 0 1 0 2 4 1
Refused, not attempted 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2
All with valid lung function measurement 98 95 97 97 97 93 90 96
Bases (weighted):
Men 2008-2011 281 310 341 362 317 215 148 1973
Women 2008-2011 277 311 369 389 327 249 226 2148
All adults 2008-2011 557 621 709 751 644 464 374 4121
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2008-2011 124 193 290 337 362 305 194 1805
Women 2008-2011 181 285 407 450 429 339 248 2339
All adults 2008-2011 305 478 697 787 791 644 442 4144

a This table is based on participants in white ethnic groups only. The Stanojevic All Age 2009 equations, applicable to white (Caucasian) populations, were used to determine the predicted values for spirometry measurements in this chapter. ERS Global Lungs Initiative ethnic-specific reference equations that will also cover other ethnic groups were not available at the time of analysis, and therefore participants from non-white ethnic groups were excluded from the analysis shown here

b Participants who were admitted to hospital for heart disease of stroke in the past 6 weeks, had abdominal or chest surgery in the past 3 weeks, or had eye surgery in the past 4 weeks

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