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Title: A Race-neutral Approach to the Interpretation of Lung Function Measurements.
Austin Authors: Bowerman, Cole;Bhakta, Nirav R;Brazzale, Danny J ;Cooper, Brendan R;Cooper, Julie;Gochicoa-Rangel, Laura;Haynes, Jeffrey;Kaminsky, David A;Lan, Le Thi Tuyet;Masekela, Refiloe;McCormack, Meredith C;Steenbruggen, Irene;Stanojevic, Sanja
Affiliation: McMaster University Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, 12362, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
University of California San Francisco, 8785, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States.
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
University Hospital Birmingham-NHS Foundation Trust, Lung Function & Sleep, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, 42635, FisiologĂ­a Respiratoria, Mexico, DF, Mexico.
Elliot Health System, 5304, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States.
University of Vermont College of Medicine, 12352, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Burlington, Vermont, United States.
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Ho Chi Minh City, 249295, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Sciences, 72753, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Durban, South Africa.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1500, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Isala Hospitals, 8772, Department of Pulmonology, Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands.
Dalhousie University, 3688, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada;
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2022
Date: 2022
Publication information: American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2023-03-15; 207(6)
Abstract: The use of self-reported race/ethnicity to interpret lung function measurements has historically assumed that the observed differences in lung function between racial and ethnic group were due to thoracic cavity size differences relative to standing height. Very few studies have considered the influence of environmental and social determinants on pulmonary function. Consequently, the use of race and ethnicity specific reference equations may further marginalize disadvantaged populations.
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202205-0963OC
ORCID: 0000-0003-3009-5867
Journal: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Start page: 768
End page: 774
PubMed URL: 36383197
ISSN: 1535-4970
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: health equity
racial groups
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