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Table 4 Comparison of the pulmonary ventilation function according to multiple fracture or not

From: Preliminary study of the characteristics of rib fractures and their impact on pulmonary ventilatory function

Multiple fractures n VC P FEV1 P PEF P
No 55 0.43 (0.24–0.83) 0.202 0.39 (0.20–0.77) 0.692 0.18 (0.07–0.43) 0.684
Yes 63 0.41 (0.24–0.67)   0.37 (0.20–0.68)   0.18 (0.09–0.70)  
  1. VC vital capacity, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in one second, PEF peak expiratory flow