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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Longitudinal measurement of airway inflammation over one year in children and adults with intermittent asthma

  Pediatric patients Adult patients
n 54 36* 50 34*
gender (m/f) 30/24 21/15 29/21 21/13
age (years) 9.5 ± 2.0 9.9 ± 1.8 34.2 ± 10.4 34,4 ± 9.8
FeNO (ppb) 18.5 (26.1) 19.0 (37.3) 37.1 (69.1) 36.2 (63.3)
FEV1 (% pred.) 100.5 ± 12.8 100.7 ± 10.1 99.8 ± 11.7 103.1 (10.4)
PC20FEV1 (mg/ml) 0.75 (2.4) 1.4 (3.8) 0.9 (2.6) 1.3 (3.8)
IgE (IU/L) 171.5 (342) 152 (332) 188 (320) 199 (285)
Blood Eos (%) 6 (5) 6 (5) 3 (3) 4 (3)
  1. Data of the screening visit separately presented as mean ± SD or median.
  2. (interquartile range; IQR) for all patients and patients (*) able to produce at least on 3.
  3. Visits an adequate sputum sample. m: male, f: female.