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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Interaction between early-life pet exposure and methylation pattern of ADAM33 on allergic rhinitis among children aged 3–6 years in China

Variable AR Control P-value
N 130 154  
Male (%) 78 (60.00) 98 (63.64) 0.532
Age (SD), month 53.72 (11.04) 52.14 (10.11) 0.209
Weight (SD), kg 19.27 (1.76) 18.25 (1.77) 0.0800
Height (SD), mm 105.81 (4.98) 106.09 (5.07) 0.581
Maternal allergic history (%) 75 (57.69) 70 (45.45) 0.0390
Season of birth    
 Spring–summer 62 77 0.698
 Autumn–winter 68 77  
Exposed to pet (%) 49 (37.69) 40 (25.97) 0.0339
Exposed to second-hand smoke (%) 59 (45.38) 66 (42.86) 0.669
Venous whole-blood eosinophil counts (cells/mL3) 372.35 (108.02)