Developmental components of resting ventilation among high- and low-altitude Andean children and adults

Frisancho, A. Roberto, Juliao, Patricia C., Barcelona, Veronica, Kudyba, Carmela E., Caldwell, Glenda Amayo, Davenport, Grecia, Knowles, Alicia, Sanchez, Dani, Villena, Mercedes, Vargas, Enrique, & Soria, Rudy (1999) Developmental components of resting ventilation among high- and low-altitude Andean children and adults. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 109(3), pp. 295-301.

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This paper evaluates the age-associated changes of resting ventilation of 115 high- and low-altitude Aymara subjects, of whom 61 were from the rural Aymara village of Ventilla situated at an average altitude of 4,200 m and 54 from the rural village of Caranavi situated at an average altitude of 900 m. Comparison of the age patterns of resting ventilation suggests the following conclusions: 1) the resting ventilation (ml/kg/min) of high-altitude natives is markedly higher than that of low-altitude natives; 2) the age decline of ventilation is similar in both lowlanders and highlanders, but the starting point and therefore the age decline are much higher at high altitude; 3) the resting ventilation that characterizes high-altitude Andean natives is developmentally expressed in the same manner as it is at low altitude; and 4) the resting ventilation (ml/kg/min) of Aymara high-altitude natives is between 40–80% lower than that of Tibetans. Am J Phys Anthropol 109:295–301, 1999. © 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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ID Code: 55233
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: development, adaptation, high-altitude hypoxia, ventilation, Aymara, Quechua
ISSN: 0002-9483
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2012 22:28
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 14:42

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