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Table 4 Allergy assessment by two assessors

From: Pilot study: assessing the clinical diagnosis of allergy in atopic children using a microarray assay in addition to skin prick testing and serum specific IgE

Allergic diagnosis Assessor 1 Assessor 2 (with ISAC results) Diagnosis removed by assessor 2 Diagnosis added by assessor 2 Agreement between assessors
Atopic dermatitis 30 (100 %) 30 (100 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 1.00
Rhino-conjunctivitis 14 (46.7 %) 8 (26.7 %) 6 (20.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0.59 (<0.001)
Asthma 4 (13.3 %) 4 (13.3 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0.42 (0.010)
Peanut 13 (43.3 %) 13 (43.3 %) 0 (0.0 %) 1 (3.3 %) 0.73 (<0.001)
Egg 15 (50.0 %) 18 (60.0 %) 3 (10.0 %) 1 (3.3 %) 0.67 (<0.001)
Cow’s milk 9 (30.0 %) 7 (23.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 0.66 (<0.001)
Other food allergy 21 (70.0 %) 19 (63.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 13 (43.3 %) 0.85 (<0.001)
Cat 6 (20.0 %) 13 (43.3 %) 3 (10.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0.49 (0.001)
Dog 7 (23.3 %) 10 (33.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 0.59 (<0.001)
House dust mite 11 (36.7 %) 17 (56.7 %) 2 (6.7 %) 2 (6.7 %) 0.49 (0.001)
Alternaria mould 6 (20.0 %) 10 (33.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 2 (6.7 %) 0.67 (<0.001)
Birch pollen 10 (33.3 %) 13 (43.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 2 (6.7 %) 0.79 (<0.001)
Timothy grass pollen 13 (43.3 %) 14 (46.7 %) 1 (3.3 %) 2 (6.7 %) 0.53 (0.002)
Horse 1 (3.3 %) 1 (3.3 %) 0 (0.0 %) 1 (3.3 %) −0.03 (0.575)
Total    14 (46.7 %) 26 (86.7 %)  
  1. Percentages represent the number (%) of participants given each diagnoses by each assessor. The number (%) of participants who had each specific allergy diagnosis removed or added by assessor 2 (impact of the ISAC test results) is also presented. Level of agreement between assessors is presented as Kappa statistics (p values)