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Table 3 Comparison of specific IgE for given food and aeroallergens for young patients between 0 and 20 years tested in 2003 to 2010 versus 2011 to 2020

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

Aeroallergens Birch pollen Mugwort pollen Timothy grass pollen Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Cat epithelia
Year of test n mean with 95% CI p / Sig n mean with 95% CI p/Sig n mean with 95% CI p/Sig. /dif n mean with 95% CI p/Sig./dif n mean with 95% CI p/Sig
2003–2010 386 14.20 ± 14.90 0.346 n.s 394 2.03 ± 8.66 0.203 n.s 432 18.83 ± 14.02 0.001** 417 12.17 ± 14.64 0.013* 386 3.69 ± 12.59 0.89 n.s
2011–2020 358 12.28 ± 15.01   322 1.44 ± 9.81   431 12.16 ± 14.82 −6.68 ± 3.85 430 8.10 ± 14.76 –4.07 ± 3.21 334 3.83 ± 15.12  
  1. Significant results shown as the mean difference within the 95% confidence intervals are marked in bold