Variation of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate with Body Mass Index in Medical Students of Karachi, Pakistan

  • Hasnain Abbas Dharamshi
  • Ahmad Faraz
  • Erum Ashraf
  • Ali Abbas Mohsin Ali
  • Mansoor Ali Merchant Rameez
  • Syed Muhammad Ali Abidi
  • Saad Ullah
  • Mustaqueem Ur Rehman
  • Taha Nafees

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of our study was to assess the variation of PEFR with BMI in normal medical students of Karachi, Pakistan

DESIGN: Cross-sectional study

Setting: Medical students of Karachi Medical and Dental College

Participants: 138 non-smoker healthy medical students composed of 111 females and 27 males.

VARIABLE PARAMETERS: They include mean age, body height and body weight and PEFR. They were marked separately for each gender

RESULTS: The mean BMI in females was found out to be 18.54±2.10 corresponding with that of mean PEFR value 431.62±56.62 whereas in males the mean BMI was 25.07±2.96 corresponding with that of mean PEFR value 533.70±23.22. Also there is a statistically significant variation in PEFR with an increase in BMI.

CONCLUSION: The study concludes that PEFR is affected positively by variation in BMI. Also young males have more BMI and PEFR values than their young female counterparts. A large sample size with accurate peak flow meter is required along with ethnic consideration of the study population for better and accurate results

Published
Jun 2, 2015
How to Cite
DHARAMSHI, Hasnain Abbas et al. Variation of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate with Body Mass Index in Medical Students of Karachi, Pakistan. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, june 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1115>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1720.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

PEFR, B.M.I, Medical Students

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