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Table 3 Distribution of pulmonary function values of the male 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 3.33 ± 0.81 2.74 ± 0.76 81.83 ± 9.02 453.40 ± 117.79 2.88 ± 1.04
   - User 2.98 ± 0.87 2.48 ± 0.80 82.68 ± 10.20 427.11 ± 122.42 2.71 ± 1.15
Animal dung      
   - Non-user 3.03 ± 0.88 2.52 ± 0.81 82.55 ± 10.25 431.89 ± 125.79 2.75 ± 1.16
   - User 2.94 ± 0.81 2.44 ± 0.70 82.79 ± 8.09 415.75 ± 104.06 2.58 ± 0.94
Coal      
   - Non-user 3.02 ± 0.87 2.51 ± 0.80 82.42 ± 10.00 429.38 ± 122.28 2.72 ± 1.14
   - User 2.64 ± 0.53 2.50 ± 0.42 95.04 ± 3.28 506.00 ± 1.41 3.62 ± 0.35
Kerosene      
   - Non-user 2.96 ± 0.93 2.47 ± 0.85 82.83 ± 9.68 422.65 ± 130.64 2.72 ± 1.20
   - User 3.13 ± 0.75 2.58 ± 0.69 82.12 ± 10.74 444.33 ± 103.40 2.76 ± 1.02
LPG      
   - Non-user 2.93 ± 0.92 2.45 ± 0.85 82.72 ± 10.41 418.27 ± 128.01 2.71 ± 1.22
   - User 3.17 ± 0.74 2.62 ± 0.68 82.32 ± 9.45 451.20 ± 108.14 2.78 ± 0.99
Biomass      
   - Non-user 3.33 ± 0.81 2.74 ± 0.76 81.83 ± 9.02 453.40 ± 117.79 2.88 ± 1.04
   - User 2.98 ± 0.87 2.48 ± 0.79 82.64 ± 10.17 427.50 ± 122.09 2.71 ± 1.15
Only biomass user 2.87 ± 0.98 2.40 ± 0.91* 82.76 ± 10.46 411.28 ± 142.02* 2.70 ± 1.29*
Only LPG user 3.36 ± 0.93 2.74 ± 0.88 80.77 ± 10.25 440.86 ± 128.32 2.88 ± 1.19
Only wood user 2.84 ± 1.01 2.38 ± 0.94* 82.51 ± 10.80 407.14 ± 145.33* 2.67 ± 1.32*
Only LPG user 3.36 ± 0.93 2.74 ± 0.88 80.77 ± 10.25 440.86 ± 128.32 2.88 ± 1.19
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. Adjusted for age, height, weight, smoking, house type, family size and occupation.