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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: High rate of house dust mite sensitization in a shrimp allergic southern Ontario population

  Shrimp allergy & + HDM Shrimp allergy & − HDM p value
n 86 9  
Age 29.40 ± 2.08 17.78 ± 4.82 0.083
Sex    
 Male (%) 55 (59) 5 (56) 0.935
 Female (%) 39 (41) 4 (44)  
Shrimp skin test (mm) 7.07 ± 0.29 7.22 ± 0.70 0.871
Shrimp symptoms (grade 1–5) 2.36 ± 0.13 2.56 ± 0.44 0.685
Lobster allergy (%) 50 (82)a 7 (100)b 0.588
Crab allergy (%) 37 (62)a 3 (43)b 0.427
Other food allergy (%) 27 (31) 3 (33) 0.905
Ragweed allergy (%) 49 (57) 7 (78) 0.300
Dog allergy (%) 36 (42) 4 (44) 0.881
Cat allergy (%) 57 (66) 7 (78) 0.714
Alternaria allergy (%) 30 (35) 2 (22) 0.713
Grass allergy (%) 56 (65) 8 (89) 0.263
Asthma (%) 40 (47) 5 (56) 0.731
Allergic rhinitis (%) 55 (64) 6 (67) 0.872
Atopic dermatitis (%) 14 (16) 1 (11) 0.686
  1. Demographic data for shrimp allergic patients with positive (+) or negative (−) skin test to house dust mite (HDM). Also contains presence of other crustacean allergy, inhalant allergy, other food allergy and symptoms of atopy (asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis)
  2. Data are presented as mean ± SEM where appropriate
  3. Percent of n in parentheses
  4. an does not equal 86 (n = 61)
  5. bn does not equal 9 (n = 7)