Table. 3—

Serum total and specific immunoglobulin (Ig)E for mite, cat and dog at age 2 yrs in the intervention and control groups stratified for sex

TotalMalesFemales
InterventionControlInterventionControlInterventionControl
Total IgE IU·mL−12.6±1.42.6±1.42.8±1.42.8±1.42.5±1.32.5±1.4
Presence of specific# IgE against
 Mite6.6 (13/197)5.3 (11/208)9.3 (10/107)3.9 (4/103)3.3 (3/90)6.7 (7/105)
 Cat6.9 (7/192)5.7 (12/209)6.7 (7/105)7.8 (8/103)0.0 (0/87)3.8 (4/106)
 Dog4.9 (9/185)4.8 (10/208)6.9 (7/102)5.8 6/1032.4 (2/83)3.8 (4/105)
  • Data are presented as % (n/N) or geometric mean±sd. #: positive RAST ≥0.35 IU·mL−1. No significant differences were found between the intervention and control groups for total IgE (t-test) or for specific IgE (Chi-squared test).