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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Food allergen sensitization pattern in adults in relation to severity of atopic dermatitis

  Total n = 211 Mild/moderate AD n = 141 Severe AD n = 70 P-value
Female, n (%) 138 (65.4) 102 (72.3) 36 (51.4) 0.003*
Age, year 1,2 28.0 (22.0-44.0) 26.0 (21.0-42.0) 39.0 (26.0-49.0) < 0.001*
Total IgE, kU/L 1,2,3 1455.0 (372.5-5000) 694 (171-2099) 5000 (1884.5-5000) < 0.001*
TARC, pg/mL 1,2,4 1328.0 (470.0-3908.0) 743 (336.3-1683.3) 2826 (1682-7819) < 0.001*
SASSAD 1,2,4 21.0 (10.0-31.0) 17.0 (8.0-27.8) 24.0 (18.0-38.0) < 0.001*
Other atopic diseases:     
Asthma, 5 n (%) 102 (49.8) 68 (49.3) 34 (50.7) 0.843
AR, seasonal, tree/grass, 6 n (%) 131 (64.9) 88 (64.2) 43 (66.2) 0.789
AR, cat/dog, 7 n (%) 100 (55.2) 67 (53.6) 33 (58.9) 0.505
  1. 1Median (IQR); 2p < 0.001; Mann–Whitney U-test; 3In subgroups mild/moderate (n = 65) versus severe AD (n = 36); 4In subgroups mild/moderate (n = 92) versus severe AD (n = 51); 5Unknown in n = 6; 6Unknown in n = 9; 7Unknown in n = 30; *p < 0.01.
  2. Chi-square; mild/moderate versus severe AD.