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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: IgE sensitisation in relation to flow-independent nitric oxide exchange parameters

Age (mean (range)) 43 (29–54)
Gender (M/F) 159 (55%)/129 (45%)
Smoking status* Non-smokers Smokers
  237 (83%) 49 (17%)
Atopy status Non-atopic Atopic
  177 (61%) 111 (39%)
Allergen Cat Timothy Mite Cladosporium
Sensitised subjects 75 (26%) 65 (23%) 26 (10%) 8 (3%)
Titres of sIgE(kU/L) 1.47 (0.98, 2.20) 1.23 (0.86, 1.76) 1.71 (0.94, 3.12) 1.95 (0.66, 5.74)
Respiratory disease # None Asthma +/- rhinitis Only rhinitis
All subjects 148 (52%) 57 (20%) 80 (28%)
Sensitized subjects 22 (15%) 42 (74%) 46 (58%)
On daily therapy § 1 (1%) 15 (26%) 1 (1%)
  1. All results expressed as N(%) or geometric mean (95% CI) with the exception of age.
  2. * Smoking status was not recorded for 2 subjects.
  3. # Information on respiratory disease was not available for 3 subjects.
  4. § with inhaled corticosteroids or oral antileukotrienes