Table 5

Differences in selected risk factors, IgE, and IL-4 between asthma patients with positive and negative anti-Hsps

Anti-Hsps(+) (n = 37)

Anti-Hsps(-) (n = 58)

P value


Sex (M/F)

23/14

31/27

0.403

Age (years, mean ± SD)

25.6 ± 15.6

29.3 ± 15.7

0.249

Family history (yes/no)

18/19

8/50

<0.001

IgE (IU/ml, mean ± SD)

758.2 ± 685.3

313.9 ± 458.2

0.001

IL-4 (ng/L, mean ± SD)

36.9 ± 17.2

28.5 ± 16.3

0.019


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

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