Table 2

Distribution of specific IgE antibodies (>0.35 kU/l) by tuberculin reactivity status assessed with the adrenaline-Pirquet method in young Norwegian adults

Tuberculin negative (<4 mm)
(n = 207)
Tuberculin positive (⩾4 mm)
(n = 367)
p value2-150
House dust mite25 (12.1%)57 (15.5%)0.27
Cat19 (9.2%)27 (7.9%)0.57
Timothy grass31 (15.0%)63 (17.1%)0.52
Mould 7 (3.4%) 5 (1.4%)0.10
Birch19 (9.2%)38 (10.3%)0.67
Any of these56 (27.2%)108 (29.3%)0.58
  • 2-150 Two sided p values based on corrected χ2 tests.

  • House dust mite = Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; mould = Cladosporium herbarum.