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Table 2 Clinical characteristics for Control group and AR group

From: Eustachian tube dysfunction in patients with house dust mite-allergic rhinitis

  Control group (n = 59) AR group (n = 59) χ2 p
Gender p = 0.5772
 Female/male 35/24 32/27 0.3108  
 Age (year), mean ± SD 32.86 ± 11.07 35.03 ± 11.8   p = 0.6275
Allergena
 House dust mite (Der p1) 0 59 118 p < 0.0001
 Cockroach 0 10 10.93 p = 0.0009
 Shrimp 0 9 9.743 p = 0.0018
 Artemisia 0 3 3.078 p = 0.0793
 Wheat 0 3 3.078 p = 0.0793
 Soy 0 3 3.078 p = 0.0793
 Cat 0 2 2.034 p = 0.1538
Other allergic diseases
 Asthma 0 0
 Atopic dermatitis 0 0
 Allergic conjunctivitis 0 4 4.14 p = 0.0419
 Smoker     
 Yes/no 13/46 9/50 0.8939 p = 0.3444
Laryngopharyngeal reflux
 Yes/no 5/54 7/52 0.3711 p = 0.5424
 History of acute otitis media     
 Yes/no 3/56 5/54 0.5364 p = 0.4639
Family history of ear problems
 Yes/no 4/55 3/56 0.1519 p = 0.6968
Family history of allergic disease
 Yes/no 2/57 8/51 3.933 p = 0.0473
  1. aSPT result≥ + or sIgE level > 0.35 kUA/L can be defined as a positive allergen test