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Table 1 Comparison of total IgE and specific IgE values for several food and aeroallergens

From: A new way forward? Examining the potential of quantitative analysis of IgE datasets

Variable n (%) mean with 95% confidence interval p-value Sig
Patients Female (n = 8283, 57.6%) Male (n = 6087, 42.4%) Estimated difference
Total IgE 10,099 (70.3) 225.9 ± 91.5 373.3 ± 92.1  + 147.39 ± 31.41  < 0.001 ***
Milk protein 5280 (36.7) 0.2 ± 9.7 0.6 ± 14.3  + 0.44 ± 0.23  < 0.001 ***
Chicken egg white 5234 (36.4) 0.3 ± 9.9 0.5 ± 13.1  + 0.25 ± 0.21 0.02 *
Birch pollen 5935 (41.3) 8.1 ± 13.8 9.6 ± 13.9  + 1.49 ± 1.08 0.007 **
Mugwort pollen 5821 (40.5) 1.0 ± 8.8 1.3 ± 8.9  + 0.29 ± 0.25 0.021 *
Timothy grass pollen 6566 (45.7) 6.2 ± 13.7 9.4 ± 13.5  + 3.23 ± 0.93  < 0.001 ***
House dust mite 6421 (44.7) 3.9 ± 14.5 6.5 ± 14.6  + 2.54 ± 0.82  < 0.001 ***
Cat epithelia 5821 (40.5) 2.0 ± 12.9 2.4 ± 13.3  + 0.35 ± 0.51 0.178 n.s
Peanut 3519 (24.5) 1.1 ± 11.9 1.9 ± 13.0  + 0.72 ± 0.51 0.006 **
Wheat flour 5142 (35.8) 0.5 ± 8.3 0.8 ± 7.7  + 0.29 ± 0.18 0.001 **
Cod 5155 (35.9) 0.1 ± 11.8 0.3 ± 13.2  + 0.21 ± 0.17 0.011 *
  1. For all tables and statistics: ns: p > 0.05, *: p < 0.05, **: p <0.01, ***: p < 0.001