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Table 1 Subject Characteristics

From: Stability of gene expression by primary bronchial epithelial cells over increasing passage number

  Asthmatic Subjects Healthy Subjects p Value
n = 6 n = 6
Age yrs. (mean ± SD) 11.16 (3.7) 11.98 (5.1) 0.76
Sex (female/male) 4/6 4/6  
Currently using daily asthma controller (%) 5 (83%) N/A  
History of atopy, n; (%) 6 (100%) 1 (17%) < 0.01
Positive RAST, n; (%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 0.02
IgE IU/mL (median ± SD) 306.5 (387.32) 185.83 (403.47) 0.6
FVC % predicted (mean ± SD) 106.4 (13.1) 95.0 (13.9) 0.22
FEV1/FVC Ratio (mean ± SD) 0.78 (0.03) 0.89 (0.07) 0.02
FEV1% predicted (mean ± SD) 94.4 (14.1) 97.25 (13.9) 0.77
FEF25-75% predicted (mean ± SD) 78.4 (4.9) 103.9 (5.5) 0.03
FENO ppb (mean ± SD) 31.2 (24.2) 12.0 (5.1) 0.26
  1. RAST Radioallergosorbent testing, FVC Forced vital capacity, FEV 1 Forced expiratory volume in one second, FEF 25-75 Forced expiratory flow between 25 and 75% of expiration