Table 3: Characteristics of patients on inhaled corticosteroids.

Cat immunotherapy
Traditional immunotherapy
value

Gender, (%)
 Male10 (38%)10 (43%)0.72
 Female16 (62%)13 (57%)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 49 (13.7)56 (12.6)0.05
 Range29–7536–80
Baseline FEV1 (%)
 Mean (SD)80.8 (21.5)85.0 (20.4)0.49
 Range38–11243–127
History of allergic rhinitis25 (96%)25 (100%)0.34
Mean duration immunotherapy (years) (SD)5.2 (2.0)5.7 (2.3)0.62
Treatment antigens, (%)
 Dog7 (27%)6 (26%)0.94
 Pollen 11 (42%)19 (83%)0.004
 Mold3 (12%)13 (57%)0.001
 Dust/mite13 (50%)22 (96%)0.001

Allergic asthmatic patients on inhaled corticosteroids and immunotherapy
Comparisons between groups were made using the test and test where appropriate.