Peak oxygen uptake in healthy Chinese children and adolescents by age, sex, and maturation: abridged secondary publication
AM Li1, A McManus2, RYT Sung1
1Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2School of Health and Exercise Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Canada
1. There are developmentally divergent trajectories for peak oxygen uptake between Southern Chinese and Caucasian children and adolescents.
2. When body mass is appropriately accounted for, peak oxygen uptake is greater in boys than girls from age 13 years, increasing with age in males but not in females.
3. Population-specific references are important for proper interpretation of cardiopulmonary exercise test parameters.