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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study patients (N = 101)

From: Sensitization profile in patients with respiratory allergic diseases: differences between conventional and molecular diagnosis (a cross-sectional study)

Demographic characteristics
 Age (years), mean (SD) 28.0 (14.6)
 Age groups, No. (%)
  Children (≤ 14 years) 28 (27.7)
  Adults (> 14 years) 73 (72.3)
 Gender, No. (%)
  Female 48 (47.5)
  Male 53 (52.5)
Clinical characteristics
 Time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis (years), mean (SD) 8.6 (7.1)
 Frequency of symptoms, No. (%)
  Perennial 69 (68.3)
  Seasonal 32 (31.7)
 Respiratory allergic diseasea, No. (%)
  Rhinitis 74 (74.7)
  Asthma 2 (2.0)
  Rhinitis and asthma 23 (23.2)
 Severity of rhinitis, No. (%)
  Mild intermittent 28 (29.5)
  Mild persistent 31 (32.6)
  Moderate-severe intermittent 7 (7.4)
  Moderate-severe persistent 29 (30.5)
 Severity of asthma, No. (%)
  Mild intermittent 14 (56.0)
  Mild persistent 4 (16.0)
  Moderate intermittent 0 (0.0)
  Moderate persistent 7 (28.0)
 Food allergy, No. (%) 7 (6.9)
 History of previous allergy, No. (%) 9 (9.0)
 Family history of allergy, No. (%) 41 (41.0)
  1. aCalculated over 99 patients