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Table 1 Subjects’ baseline characteristics (N = 93)

From: Exploratory study of tolerability and immunological effect of a short up-dosing immunotherapy phase with a standardised allergen extract derived from pollen of Olea europaea

Baseline characteristics Value
Age (years), mean ± SD 35.7 ± 10.3
Women, n (%) 62 (66.7)
Ethnic origin, n (%):  
  Caucasian 89 (95.7)
  Hispanic 3 (3.2)
  Arabian 1 (1.1)
Main concomitant illness, n (%):
  Asthma 64 (68.8)
  Rhinoconjunctivitis 93 (100)
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD 25.9 ± 4.2
Vital signs, mean ± SD:  
  Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 120.2 ± 13.7
  Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73.7 ± 8.8
  Heart rate (bpm) 74.2 ± 8.1
Smoking habits, n (%):
  Non-smoker 72 (77.4)
  Smoker 14 (15.1)
  Previous smoker 7 (7.5)
IgE Olea europaea CAP class, n (%):
  2 16 (17.2)
  3 32 (34.4)
  4 28 (30.1)
  5 12 (12.9)
  6 5 (5.4)
  1. BMI body mass index, bpm beats per minute, n (%) number and percentage of subjects, SD standard deviation