Non-atopic (n=81)Atopic (n=67)P-value
No food allergy (n=51)Food allergy (n=16)
Age*56.1 (11.8)51.9 (10.5)51 (12)0.3
Male gender%363663#0.04
Asthma severity%5136560.4
Nasal polyps%5232190.053
Total IgE50 (2–1068)226 (17–2076)700 (105–4567)#<0.01
Blood eosinophils0.19 (0.02–0.92)0.26 (0.05–1.17)0.2 (0.03–0.21)0.053
Exhaled NO48.5 (55.6)44.9 (40.5)38.8 (34.9)0.5
pbFEV190.8 (21.4)91.8 (20.3)90.6 (17.2)0.9
  • *Mean (SD); Median (range); pb = post bronchodilator. #p<0.05 atopic with food allergy vs non-atopic, p<0.05 non-atopic vs atopic.