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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Obesity increases eosinophil activity in asthmatic children and adolescents

  Asthmatic obese (AO) Non-asthmatic obese (NAO) Asthmatic non-obese (ANO) Non-asthmatic non-obese (NANO) P value
N 16 5 16 5  
Age (years) 10 11 9.5 28 0.6804
Sex (% males) 56% 40% 62.5% 40% 0.7832
Total cholesterol 176 214.2(a) 136.75(a) 111.8 0.0009
BMI 28.16 ± 4.46 31.54 ± 4.12 18.79 ± 3.39 21.55 ± 1.63 0.0050
FVC 102.5 102.8 94 90 0.3172
FEV1 91 102 86 98 0.2581
FEV1/FVC 88 92.6 87.5 93 0.0752
HDL 42.5 40.2 46.94 48 0.2919
VLDL 15.5 24 17 14.4 0.2356
LDL 82.0 146.6(b) 90.38(b) 71 0.0360
Tryglicerides 77.0 120.8 76.88 83.6 0.1617
Glucose (g/dL) 81.0 79 79.81 81.6 0.7901
IgE (U/mL) 653.5(c) 84.8 862.67(c) 89.8 0.0007
Blood eosinophil (%) 7.05(d) 5.06 8.31(d) 1.52 0.0024
  1. Data presented as median or percentage (%) of subjects with the specified factor.
  2. (a) and (b) p < 0.05 – versus to non-obese groups.
  3. (c) and (d) p < 0.05 – versus to non-asthmatic groups.