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Table 2 Distribution of pulmonary function values of the female study subjects according to fuel use

From: Pulmonary function and fuel use: A population survey

Fuel FVC FEV1 FEV1% PEFR FEF25–75
Wood      
   - Non-user 2.45 ± 0.44 2.26 ± 0.46 91.99 ± 3.98 403.50 ± 59.05 3.06 ± 0.84
   - User 2.28 ± 0.62 1.97 ± 0.59** 86.44 ± 8.88 347.91 ± 80.96* 2.40 ± 0.95*
Animal dung      
   - Non-user 2.31 ± 0.62 2.00 ± 0.55 86.70 ± 8.34 353.24 ± 81.02 2.45 ± 0.94
   - User 2.18 ± 0.55 1.89 ± 0.49 87.09 ± 10.67 341.58 ± 80.14 2.42 ± 1.05
Coal      
   - Non-user 2.29 ± 0.62 1.99 ± 0.55 86.77 ± 8.84 351.61 ± 81.54 2.45 ± 0.96
   - User 2.22 ± 0.35 1.93 ± 0.39 86.61 ± 6.72 339.00 ± 59.02 2.30 ± 0.77
Kerosene      
   - Non-user 2.30 ± 0.65 2.02 ± 0.59 87.58 ± 8.44 353.52 ± 87.19 2.53 ± 1.01
   - User 2.27 ± 0.54 1.93 ± 0.46 85.46 ± 9.17 347.40 ± 69.60 2.30 ± 0.85*
LPG      
   - Non-user 2.26 ± 0.64 1.96 ± 0.56 86.61 ± 8.75 347.53 ± 83.70 2.38 ± 0.96
   - User 2.36 ± 0.52 2.06 ± 0.49 87.23 ± 8.87 361.86 ± 71.32 2.62 ± 0.99
Biomass      
   - Non-user 2.45 ± 0.44 2.26 ± 0.46 91.99 ± 3.98 403.50 ± 59.05 3.06 ± 0.84
   - User 2.28 ± 0.62 1.97 ± 0.54* 86.44 ± 8.89** 347.91 ± 80.96* 2.40 ± 0.95**
Only biomass user 2.25 ± 0.68 1.96 ± 0.61 86.90 ± 8.92** 345.50 ± 93.36* 2.41 ± 1.00**
Only LPG user 2.45 ± 0.52 2.29 ± 0.55 93.15 ± 4.09 407.50 ± 71.94 3.22 ± 0.97
Only wood user 2.29 ± 0.70 1.98 ± 0.63 86.13 ± 8.66*** 347.55 ± 97.04 2.37 ± 0.98***
Only LPG user 2.45 ± 0.52 2.29 ± 0.55 93.15 ± 4.09 407.50 ± 71.94 3.22 ± 0.97
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. ** p < 0.01
  3. *** p < 0.001
  4. Adjusted for age, height, weight, house type, family size and occupation.