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Table 4 Common sensitizing allergens evidenced by SPT

From: Prevalence of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis in a rural area of northern China based on sensitization to specific aeroallergens

  Self-reported AR N = 507a Non self reported rhinitis (asymptomatic group) N = 577b P-value
Der f 74 (14.6%) 63 (10.9%) < 0.05
Der p 70 (13.9%) 52 (9.0%) < 0.01
Mugwort 35 (6.9%) 22 (3.8%) < 0.01
Blattella germanica 84 (16.6%) 86 (14.9%) 0.453
Candida albicans 2 (0.4%) 1 (0.2%) 0.073
Penicillium notatum 14 (2.8%) 12 (2.1%) < 0.01
Animal dander 10 (2.0%) 0 (0.0%) < 0.01
Tree 34 (6.7%) 29 (5.0%) 0.100
Grasses/Cereals 21 (4.2%) 21 (3.6%) 0.351
Alternaria tenuis 4 (0.8%) 3 (0.5%) 0.604
Dandelion 34 (6.7%) 18 (3.1%) < 0.01
Chenopodium album 30 (5.9%) 22 (3.8%) 0.063
Ragweed 39 (7.8%) 28 (4.8%) < 0.05
Locust 25 (5.0%) 18 (3.1%) 0.091
Curvularia lunata 9 (1.2%) 3 (0.5%) < 0.05
Plantain 15 (3.0%) 12 (2.1%) 0.218
Aspergillus fumigatus 3 (0.6%) 2 (0.3%) 0.444
Humulus 8 (1.6%) 5 (0.9%) 0.207
Pine 8 (1.6%) 6 (1.0%) 0.297
Positive SPT
 To one allergen 48 (9.5%) 57 (9.8%)  
 To two allergens 37 (7.3%) 38 (6.6%)  
 To three or more allergens 81 (16.0%) 62 (10.7%)  
  1. Der f, Dermatophagoides farinae; Der p, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; SPT, skin prick test
  2. aSelf-reported AR based on symptoms according to ARIA guideline, b non self-reported rhinitis subjects without symptoms of rhinitis
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