Child Lung Health Study

Published: 8 October 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gc4knh2rt5.1
Sarah Rylance


We conducted a cross-sectional study of children aged 6-8 years, in Chikhwawa, rural Malawi, including households from communities participating in the Cooking and Pneumonia Study (CAPS), a trial of cleaner-burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves. We assessed; chronic respiratory symptoms, anthropometry, spirometric abnormalities (using Global Lung Initiative 2012 African-American reference equations), and personal carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. Full manuscript, including data collection methods, is available at This dataset includes; questionnaire data (n=803): age, sex, anthropometry, respiratory symptoms, CAPS allocation; spirometry (pre-bronchodilator spirometry attempted by 802 children: grade A-C quality for 522 children), carboxyhaemoglobin (CoHb) measurement (n=798) and 24-hour CO monitoring (n=738).



Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Department of Clinical Sciences, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme


Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Air Pollution, Lung