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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics between Ph-positive and Ph-negative patients before treatment

From: Treatment of allergic rhinitis with acupoint herbal plaster: an oligonucleotide chip analysis

Variables Ph-positive N = 19 SD Ph-negative N = 4 SD p Value
Mean Mean
Gender
 Male 10   3   
 Female 9   1   0.60^
Age 32.11 5.37 35 3.37 0.22
Duration of allergic rhinitis
  ≥ 10 years 14   3   
  < 10 years 5   1   0.96^
Activity 3.12 1.39 3.08 1.32 0.66
Sleep 1.65 1.09 1.58 0,92 0.64
Non-hay fever symptoms 2.39 1.14 2.25 1.08 0.58
Practical problems 2.84 1.42 2.33 1.61 0.38
Nasal symptoms 2.78 1.17 2.94 1.43 0.98
Eye symptoms 2.37 1.41 1.75 1.14 0.24
Emotional symptoms 2.08 1.15 1.38 0.92 0.15
Overall score 2.46 1.02 2.19 0.96 0.40
IgE (Baseline) 302.12 78.75 21.25 7.70 0.002**
IgE (Follow-up) 333.61 86.01 25.10* 10.44 0.005**
  1. SD Standard Deviation
  2. Note: *p < 0:05, **p < 0:01 (Mann–Whitney U test)
  3. ^Fisher’s exact test