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Table 7 Correlation between anthropometric measurements and spirometric measurements

From: Nutritional assessment and rehabilitation in children with bronchiectasis and childhood interstitial lung diseases: effects on pulmonary functions and clinical severity

Anthropometric measurements (pre) FEV1% pre FVC% pre +FEV1/FVC pre MEF 25‑75% pre
Wt. (kg) R 0.410 0.371 0.115 0.212
P 0.081 0.118 0.638 0.384
Ht. (cm) R 0.010 −0.216 0.307 0.166
P 0.967 0.373 0.202 0.498
Mid-arm circumference (cm) R 0.323 0.403 −0.058 0.024
P 0.178 0.087 0.814 0.922
Triceps (mm) R 0.368 0.196 0.284 0.345
P 0.121 0.422 0.239 0.148
BMI (kg/m2) R 0.351 0.465 −0.102 0.021
P 0.141 0.045 0.677 0.932
  1. Statistically significant (+ve) correlation between FVC% and BMI