Reference values for spirometry - report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden studies.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

Abnormal lung function is commonly identified by comparing observed spirometric values to corresponding reference values. It is recommended that such reference values for spirometry are evaluated and updated frequently. The aim of this study was to estimate new reference values for Swedish adults by fitting a multivariable regression model to a healthy non-smoking general population sample from northern Sweden. Further aims were to evaluate the external validity of the obtained reference values on a contemporary sample from south-western Sweden, and to compare them to the Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) reference values.


spline functions

reference sample

linear regression

reference equations



Helena Backman

Anne Lindberg

Anders Odén

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper

Linda Ekerljung

Göteborgs universitet

Linnéa Hedman

Annette Kainu

Anssi Sovijärvi

Bo Lundbäck

Göteborgs universitet

Eva Rönmark

European clinical respiratory journal

2001-8525 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 Article number 26375-


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