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Table 1 Comparison of selected variables between patients with asthma and healthy controls

From: Plasma antibodies against heat shock protein 70 correlate with the incidence and severity of asthma in a Chinese population

  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