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Peak Expiratory Flow Rates Among Gujjar and Non-Gujjar Population of Kashmir Valley.

Author(s): K.A. Qureshi, G. Hassan, M.A. Masoodi, G.Q. Khan

Journal: JK Science : Journal of Medical Education & Research
ISSN 0972-1177

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 84;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Peak expiratory flow rate | domestic smoke inhalation.

Peak expiratory flow rates of 506 healthy adults from a rural area of Kashmir consisting of 252Gujjars and 254 non-Gujjars are reported. There is paucity of literature an ventilatorymeasurements of such populations living at high attitudes and this study is first of this kind fromKashmir valley. Gujjars were found to have lower peak expiratory flow rates than non-Gujjars.Role of domestic smoke pollution (measured as time spent near fire place) and smoking inlowering the peak expiratory flow rates has also been documented.
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