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Table 3 Correlation between number of AE in non-atopic and atopic patients with concentrations of Aspergillus, Alternaria, Cladosporium and pollens (both Salsola kali and Bermuda grass), as well as with temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure

From: Association of molds and metrological parameters to frequency of severe asthma exacerbation

  Number of AE
Non-atopic patients
Number of AE
Atopic patients
r 95% CI p value r 95% CI p value
Aspergillus 0.5649 − 0.01354 to 0.8600 0.0278* 0.633 0.09268 to 0.8853 0.014*
Alternaria 0.7416 0.2918 to 0.9228 0.0029* 0.5575 − 0.02425 to 0.8572 0.03*
Cladosporium 0.5733 − 0.001017 to 0.8632 0.0257* 0.5906 0.02515 to 0.8698 0.022*
Pollens 0.8786 0.6145 to 0.9656 < 0.0001* 0.7013 0.2131 to 0.9093 0.005*
Temperature − 0.4989 − 0.8340 to 0.1053 0.0494* − 0.6194 − 0.8804 to − 0.07036 0.016*
Relative humidity 0.305 − 0.4524 to 0.6746 0.1642 0.5348 − 0.05661 to 0.8484 0.037*
Atmospheric pressure 0.5032 − 0.09953 to 0.8358 0.0477* 0.5429 − 0.04519 to 0.8515 0.034*
  1. * Difference was statistically significant