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Table 2 Pulmonary function in the three groups

From: Elevated serum neutrophil elastase is related to prehypertension and airflow limitation in obese women

Pulmonary function test Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
FEV1 84.6 ± 6 * 86.6 ± 6.9¤ 91 ± 3.4
FVC 75.6 ± .4.1* 76.2 ± 6.5¤ 93.4 ± 3.6
FEV1/FVC 77.7 ± 8.6* 79.4 ± 11 ¤ 87.8 ± 2.7
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. * p ≤ 0.05: group 1 vs. group 3; ¤ p ≤ 0.05: group 2 vs. group 3
  3. Group 1: obese prehypertensive women
  4. Group 2: obese normotensive women
  5. Group 3: normal controls
  6. FEV1%: Forced expiratory volume in one second
  7. FVC%: Forced vital capacity