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Table 1  Basic characteristics of KARE subjects

From: Genetic polymorphism of ADAM17 and decreased bilirubin levels are associated with allergic march in the Korean population

Characteristics Case–control analysis
Asthma Allergies
Normal Case p value Normal Case p value
Number of subjects 3,228 193 3,228 528
Gender [men (%)/women (%)] 1,638 (50.7%)/1590 (49.3%) 70 (36.3%)/123 (63.7%)  < 0.001 1,638 (50.7%)/1,590 (49.3%) 183 (34.65%)/345 (65.3%)  < 0.001
Age (M years ± SD) 51.04 ± 8.80 55.28 ± 8.64  < 0.001 51.04 ± 8.80 50.80 ± 8.28 0.003
Total bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.60 ± 0.31 0.53 ± 0.22  < 0.001 0.60 ± 0.31 0.57 ± 0.29 0.014
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 196.30 ± 35.97 203.63 ± 41.63 0.018 196.30 ± 35.97 199.78 ± 35.76 0.039
  1. P-values lower than the significance level (P < 0.05) are indicated in bold
  2. KARE, Korean Association REsource; M, mean value; SD, standard deviation