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Table 4 Peak expiratory flow (PEF; l.min−1): comparison between master swimmers and theoretical values by age group and gender [40]

From: Evaluation of Global Health in Master Swimmers Involved in French National Championships

  Females Males
Age (years) Measured PEF (l.min−1) Reference values (l.min−1) Measured PEF (l.min−1) Reference values (l.min−1)
25–29 493 ± 70* 441 ± 8 641 ± 81 627 ± 11
30–39 479 ± 66* 445 ± 8 643 ± 74 643 ± 13
40–49 482 ± 77* 429 ± 10 658 ± 74* 623 ± 32
50–59 476 ± 71* 407 ± 11 622 ± 99 598 ± 17
60–69 434 ± 89 377 ± 9 599 ± 107 540 ± 20
>70 305 ± 107 334 ± 17 529 ± 104 468 ± 42
  1. *Significant difference between measured peak expiratory flow (PEF) and estimated PEF at p < 0.05