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Table 3 Comparison of the studied groups regarding demographic characteristics

From: Role of interleukins 12B and 17A genetic variation in house dust mites allergy

  Controls
N = 60 (%)
Asthma
N = 20 (%)
AR
N = 20 (%)
Dermatitis N = 20 (%) Fisher exact test p value
Gender
 Male 24 (40) 12 (60) 10 (50) 2(10) 5.922 0.127
 Female 36 (60) 8 (40) 10 (50) 18 (90)   
Residence
 Rural 18 (30) 6 (30) 6 (30) 6 (30) .234 1.000
 Urban 42 (70) 14 (70) 14 (70) 14 (70)
Occupation
 Not working 18 (30) 6 (30.0) 8 (40.0) 10 (50.0) 4.531 0.929
 Farmer 24 (40.0) 6 (30.0) 2 (10.0) 4 (20.0)
 Worker 6 (10.0) 4 (20.0) 6 (30.0) 2 (10.0)
 Employee 12(20.0) 4(20.0) 4 (20.0) 4 (20.0)
Smoking
 No 42 (70.0) 16 (80.0) 10 (50.0) 18 (90.0) 4.073 0.301
 Yes 18 (30.0) 4 (20.0) 10 (50.0) 2 (10.0)
Deal with animals
 No 18 (30.0) 10 (50.0) 6 (30.0) 8 (40.0) 1.250 0 .889
 Yes 42 (70.0) 10 (50.0) 14(70.0) 12 (60.0)
Age      ANOVA
 Mean ± SD 29.9 ± 8.6 34.6 ± 10.3 27.4 ± 7.2 31.3 ± 7.5 > 0.05
 Range 19–43 19–50 19–43 19–40
  1. Age is represented as Mean and SD, while gender, residence, occupation, smoking, and deal with animals are represented as number and percent