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Table 8 Total IgE and Specific IgE Against Blomia tropicalis and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Levels by Case or Control Status in Colombia (2009–2010)

From: Prevalence of asthma and other allergic conditions in Colombia 2009–2010: a cross-sectional study

Description Asthma Cases Controls P-value
n = 399 n = 456
Total IgE (kU/l), median (IQRa) 122.0 (340.80) 50.3 (121.00) <0.0001b
Subjects above cutoffc, No. (%) 212 (53.13%) 149 (32.68%) <0.0001d
Specific IgE BT (kUA/l), median (IQRa) 0.1 (4.11) 0.01 (0.15) <0.0001b
Subjects above cutoffe, No. (%) 164 (41.10%) 89 (19.52%) <0.0001d
Specific IgE DP (kUA/l), median (IQRa) 0.15 (12.48) 0.03 (0.14) <0.0001b
Subjects above cutoffe, No. (%) 184 (46.12%) 95 (20.83%) <0.0001d
  1. a IQR: Interquartile range.
  2. b Wilcoxon rank-sum test.
  3. c Cutoff level: Total IgE 100 kU/l.
  4. d Chi-square test.
  5. e Cutoff level: Specific IgE 0.35 kUA/l.