Table 1– Description of sample
Total with information nProportion
Age yrs97244.4 (38.0–53.6)
Asthma score
Hay fever/nasal allergies251/97225.8
IgE to HDM140/97214.4
IgE to grass pollen117/97212.0
IgE to cat66/9726.7
IgE to HDM, grass pollen or cat235/97224.1
Geometric mean IgE kU·L−187439.8
Proportion with FEV1<LLN#54/9096.9
Proportion with FVC<LLN#46/9095.1
Cat or dog in house316/97232.5
Mould in bedroom63/9726.4
Damp in bedroom43/9724.4
House built before 1970467/97248.0
Mattress <1 yr old53/9725.5
Household density9610.75 (0.3–1.3)
CD14/-260 rs2569190
  • Data are presented as median (interquartile range) or %, unless otherwise stated. Ig: immunoglobulin; HDM: house dust mite; FEV1: forced expiratory volume in 1 s; LLN: lower limit of normal; FVC: forced vital capacity. #: LLN from [22]; : in addition, two tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) in TLR2 (rs1816702 and rs1898830) were found in 562 and 560 individuals, respectively, and five tagSNPs in TLR4 (rs1554973, rs1927914, rs2737191, rs10759930 and rs11536889) in 567, 564, 567, 566 and 516 individuals, respectively.