Accession Number:

ADA018067

Title:

Pulmonary Function Testing in Military Personnel: A Preliminary Study,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The military community is made up of a very diverse group of individuals representing a random sample from all walks of life and geographical locations. Although these individuals are supposedly healthy, an increasing number of them are later being diagnosed as having obstructive ventilatory mechanics. This study is concerned with the pulmonary function results of a supposedly healthy population of Naval Aviation Officer Candidates and designated Naval Aviators at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. The data suggest a high incidence of obstructive ventilatory mechanics in a relatively young age group 20-24 years old. Whereas most studies such as this reflect disease statistics in patients already symptomatic, this current investigation reveals a significant percentage 23.5 of the as yet asymptomatic young age group who have the beginnings of a long-term process. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE