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Table 2 Measured average lung function

From: Deposition efficiency of inhaled particles (15-5000 nm) related to breathing pattern and lung function: an experimental study in healthy children and adults

        % of Predicted
Age (y) TLC (L) FRC (L) FEV1 (L) VC (L) RV (L) FEV1/VC TLC (L) FRC (L) FEV1 (L) VC (L) RV (L) FEV1/VC
7–12 3.5 (±0.6) 1.5 (±0.3) 1.9 (±0.6) 2.4 (±0.6) 0.95 (±0.2) 75.2 (±9.6) 106 (±9) 106 (±34) 95 (±17) 103 (±9) 119 (±27) 91 (±11)
20–29 6.3 (±1.0) 3.2 (±0.7) 3.9 (±0.6) 4.5 (±0.6) 1.6 (±0.4) 83.6 (±4.1) 108 (±9) 108 (±16) 104 (±9) 105 (±8) 109 (±23) 100 (±5)
30–39 7.3 (±1.5) 3.6 (±0.8) 4.1 (±1.1) 5.0 (±1.3) 1.9 (±0.3) 77.2 (±5.8) 113 (±8) 113 (±18) 107 (±11) 110 (±8) 107 (±21) 94 (±7)
40–49 7.2 (±1.1) 3.8 (±1.0) 3.7 (±0.6) 4.7 (±0.7) 2.3 (±0.5) 76.3 (±7.9) 115 (±14) 119 (±26) 108 (±7) 114 (±13) 119 (±28) 95 (±10)
50–59 6.7 (±1.3) 3.3 (±1.2) 3.2 (±0.5) 4.1 (±0.9) 2.3 (±0.5) 73.5 (±5.0) 110 (±14) 103 (±28) 104 (±12) 109 (±13) 112 (±19) 94 (±6)
60–70 6.3 (±1.1) 3.2 (±0.7) 2.8 (±0.7) 3.7 (±0.9) 2.3 (±0.3) 70.2 (±4.4) 104 (±10) 100 (±14) 101 (±17) 107 (±18) 104 (±11) 92 (±5)
Ad. av. 6.7 (±1.3) 3.4 (±0.9) 3.6 (±0.9) 4.7 (±1.1) 2.0 (±0.5) 77.2 (±7.0) 110 (±11) 108 (±20) 105 (±11) 108 (±12) 109 (±20) 96 (±7)
  1. Values in parentheses correspond to one standard deviation
  2. TLC total lung capacity, FRC functional residual capacity, FEV 1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s, RV residual volume, VC vital capacity