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Andrew A.
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For similar sized people (BMI, height/weight), females tend to have smaller airways than males do.

Maturation of the airways and lungs continues through childhood and into  adolescence during which time, for the most part, males continue to  have larger lungs than females. Further, the conducting airways of adult  males are larger than those of adult females, even when lung or body  sizes are equivalent url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3693235]8[/url.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2391086/