Table 3

Characteristics of the participating children based on allergy, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia
Without allergy With allergy P-value
(n = 387) (n = 18)
Boys
Age 12.44 ± 2.62 12.25 ± 3.33 0.056*
Height 141.76 ± 16.24 147.59 ± 16.44 0.229
Weight 35.54 ± 10.25 37.53 ± 12.46 0.519
HAZ −1.43 ± 1.21 −0.52 ± 0.96 0.011*
WAZ −1.26 ± 1.03 −0.85 ± 0.82 0.176
BMIZ −0.61 ± 1.27 −0.88 ± 0.87 0.460
Parasitic infection 0.21 ± 0.41 0.42 ± 0.51 0.102
Total IgE (IU/ml) 1809.59 ± 3037.425 1257.00 ± 1212.94 0.690
Girls
Age 11.72 ± 2.25 14.00 ± 4.00 0.019*
Height 138.83 ± 13.28 142.67 ± 15.11 0.490
Weight 34.96 ± 9.15 40.58 ± 17.37 0.154
HAZ −1.35 ± 1.40 −1.63 ± 0.58 0.637
WAZ −0.89 ± 1.00 −1.06 ± 1.21 0.676
BMIZ −0.27 ± 1.43 −0.32 ± 1.01 0.941
Parasitic infection 0.23 ± 0.42 0.33 ± 0.52 0.543
Total IgE (IU/ml) 2000.98 ± 3127.71 1267.67 ± 1793.02 0.692

* Significantly different between infected and non infected (P < 0.05).

Amare et al.

Amare et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-7

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