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Table 2 Characteristics at baseline (mean, range). No significant differences were found between any of the groups in terms of gender, age, smoking and lung function or between the two allergic groups in terms of allergy variables.

From: Systemic and local eosinophil inflammation during the birch pollen season in allergic patients with predominant rhinitis or asthma

  Control group (n = 5) Allergic rhinitis (n = 9) Allergic asthma (n = 7)
Gender (male/female) 2/3 8/1 5/2
Age 38 (27–58) 43 (24–66) 44 (27–56)
Ex-smokers 0 2 1
SPT birch mm2 0 47.1 (20–88) 43.6 (26–64)
Specific IgE for birch kU/L 0 3.1 (2–4) 3.4 (2–5)
*Number of positive SPT 0 4 (0–4) 5 (1–6)
FEV1 (L) 3.59 (3.02–3.95) 4.0 (2.4–4.9) 3.41 (2.56–3.97)
FEV1 (% of predicted) 105 (88–125) 102 (75–139) 96 (83–108)
PEFR (L/min) 571 (348–854) 615 (415–826) 506 (347–652)
PEFR (% of predicted) 117 (84–169) 113 (82–140) 100 (73–133)
  1. * In addition to birch