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Table 5 Differences in selected risk factors, IgE, and IL-4 between asthma patients with positive and negative anti-Hsps

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

  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