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Table 2 Comparison between positive skin test and negative skin test children

From: Sensitization to inhaled allergens in asthmatic children in southern Jordan: a cross-sectional study

  Positive Skin Test Negative Skin Test
Males 126 (68.1%) 59 (31.9%)
Females 60 (65.2%) 32 (34.8%)
Allergic Conjunctivitis* 65 (78.3%) 18 (21.7%)
Eczema 51 (69%) 22 (30%)
Allergic Rhinitis 135 (68.2) 63 (31.8%)
Systemic Steroids 116 (67.4%) 56 (32.6%)
Family History of Asthma: 77 (68.8%) 35 (31.2)
GINAa Classification:
 Intermittent 74 (64.35%) 41 (35.7%)
 Mild persistent 48 (64.9%) 26 (35.1%)
 Moderate Persistent 53 (75.7%) 17 (24.3%)
 Severe Persistent 11 (61.1%) 7 (38.9%)
 History of admission to hospital 104 (66.2%) 53 (33.8%)
 Asthma control test score N, Mean ± EM #, Mean ± EM
  181, 16.5 ± 0.39 85, 17.08 ± 0.54
  1. aGINA Global Initiative for Asthma, http://ginasthma.org
  2. *×2 = 6.58, p-value = 0.01
  3. N: Number of children
  4. EM: Error of Measurement