Journal article

Assessing the performance of two lung age equations on the Australian population: using data from the cross-sectional BOLD-Australia study.

Marsha A Ivey, David P Johns, Christopher Stevenson, Graeme P Maguire, Brett G Toelle, Guy B Marks, Michael J Abramson, Richard Wood-Baker

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Lung age, a simple concept for patients to grasp, is frequently used as an aid in smoking cessation programs. Lung age equations should be continuously updated and should be made relevant for target populations. We observed how new lung age equations developed for Australian populations performed when utilizing the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD)-Australia dataset compared to more commonly used equations. METHODS: Data from a cross-sectional population study of noninstitutionalized Australians aged ≥40 years with analysis restricted to Caucasians <75 years. Lung age calculated using equations developed by Newbury et al. and Morris and Temple was compared with chronolo..

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