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Data Set Name Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) Mean Astronaut Values By Age
Data Set Description This graph shows forced vital capacity (FVC) measured for all annual examinations for all study participants (male and female astronauts and their comparison subjects). National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging and cardiopulmonary function. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. November 2000;9(2):1-3.
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Forced vital capacity (FVC)
Data Collection Site(s) NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Flight Medicine Clinic
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The first examination was selected for each participant when he/she entered a new age group. An individual is included in every age group that he/she has achieved but is represented only once in any age group. Due to small sample size, female astronauts and comparisons over 40 years of age were grouped together into one age group represented as 40-59.
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Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune