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Table 2 Comparison between pediatric and adult patients with persistently low, variable and persistently high sputum eosinophils

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

  Pediatric patients Adult patients
   Low Variable High P Low Variable High P
Gender m/f 6/2 12/4 3/9   7/7 11/6 3/0  
Age years 9,5 (8,0; 11,5) 9 (8,0; 11,0) 10,5 (10,0; 11,0)   31 (27,0; 44,0) 36 (26,0; 38,0) 41 (32,0; 55,0)  
IgE IU/L 217 (12,0; 898,0) 125 (59,0; 250,0) 175 (88,0; 589,0)   190 (161,0; 411,0) 222 (128,5; 406,5) 75 (64,0; 168,0)  
Allergy# n 2/4/1/1 4/8/2/2 4/6/2/0   4/3/6/1 5/2/9/1 0/0/2/1  
BloodEosV1 % 4,5 (2,5; 5,0) 6 (4,5; 8,0) 9 (6,5; 10,5) * 3 (3,0; 4,0) 4 (2,0; 7,0) 8 (7,0; 13,0)** **
  1. ANOVA: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01.
  2. #Seasonal/perennial/perennial with seasonal peaks/other or not defined.