Table 1

Comparison of selected variables between patients with asthma and healthy controls

Patients with asthma (n = 95)

Control subjects (n = 99)

P value


Sex (M/F)

54/41

64/35

0.266

Age (years, mean ± SD)

28.2 ± 15.8

29.1 ± 13.9

0.680

Attack once a week or a day (yes/no)

95/95

0/99

<0.000

Sign (wheezing) (yes/no)

95/95

0/99

<0.000

FEV1%Pre

58.4 ± 18.9

96.5 ± 9.8

<0.001

IgE (IU/ml, mean ± SD)

486.9 ± 595.5

75.8 ± 124.9

<0.001

IL-4 (ng/L, mean ± SD)

31.7 ± 17.1

5.1 ± 3.8

<0.001


Yang et al. Respiratory Research 2005 6:18   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-6-18

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