TABLE 4.

Specific IgE to Food and to Inhalant Allergens Compared With Other Atopy Markers or Characteristics at Entry.

Baseline DataSpecific IgE of ≥0.35 kU/L to
Food AllergensInhalant Allergens
n = 37Pκn = 14Pκ
Atopic dermatitis(n = 23)15.0310.2259.0010.344
Blood eosinophils of ≥0.45 × 109 cells/L(n = 26)16/35*.0360.23010/13*.0010.374
Total serum IgE of ≥60 kU/L(n = 17)14/36.0020.3268<.0010.396
Serum ECP of ≥16 μg/L(n = 15)12.0040.2668<.0010.453
Family history of atopy(n = 45)21.9320.0096.226−0.087
  • * Data were available for 78 children.

  • Data were available for 77 children.