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Table 1 Characteristics of the pilot cohort

From: Comparison of DNA methylation profiles from saliva in Coeliac disease and non-coeliac disease individuals

VariableCoeliac (n = 31)Control (n = 28)p value
Age (mean ± SD years)42 ± 1537 ± 140.64
Sex  0.57
Male12 (38.7%)13 (46.4%) 
Female19 (61.3%)15 (53.6%) 
BMI (kg/m2)  0.78
18.5–24.9914 (45.2%)15 (53.6%) 
25–29.9911 (35.5%)9 (32.1%) 
  > 306 (19.4%)4 (14.3%) 
Standard drinks per week  0.07
Zero17 (54.8%)6 (21.4%) 
1–25 (16.1%)5 (17.9%) 
3–75 (16.1%)9 (32.1%) 
8 or more4 (12.9%)8 (28.6%) 
Smoking status  0.19
Quit8 (25.8%)10 (35.7%) 
Never smoked23 (74.2%)18 (64.3%) 
Asthma  0.43
Yes10 (32.3%)10 (35.7%) 
No21 (67.7%)18 (64.3%) 
Other Autoimmune Condition  0.01
Yes14 (45.2%)5 (17.9%) 
No17 (54.8%)23 (82.1%)