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Table 2 Clinical features and serum vitamin E levels in 2 study groupsa

From: Serum level and clinical significance of vitamin E in children with allergic rhinitis

  AR (n = 65) N (n = 48) P-value
Sex(M/F) 35/30 26/22 0.973b
Age (yr) 10.0 ± 2.4 10.2 ± 2.3 0.868c
BMI(kg/m2) 18.03 ± 2.02 18.28 ± 1.81 0.506c
Serum total IgE (IU/ml) 289.0 ± 101.1 82.5 ± 18.9 < 0.001c
Serum VE levels (ng/ml) 6.61 ± 1.37 9.21 ± 1.69 < 0.001c
Exposed to passive smoking (%) 25(38) 11(23) 0.079b
  1. yr Year, VE Vitamin E, AR Allergic rhinitis, N Normal, BMI Body mass index
  2. aValues are presented as the mean ± SD or ratio
  3. bPearson chi-square test
  4. cStudent’s t test