Table 2

Correlations between different inflammatory cells in asymptomatic smokers

Positive cellsEPOAA1CD68IL-1βIL-8
EPO=eosinophil peroxidase; HNL=human neutrophil lipocalin; AA1=antitryptase antibody 1; CD=clusters of differentiation; IL=interleukin.
HNLr=0.59 p= 0.025r=0.50 p= 0.04r=0.61 p= 0.0035r=0.73 p= 0.0001r=0.82 p= 0.0001
EPOr=0.79r=0.64r=0.53r=0.51
p= 0.0001p= 0.009p= 0.021p=0.045
AA1r=0.71r= 0.26r=0.12
p= 0.0003p= 0.180p=0.530
CD68r=0.58r=0.31
p= 0.038p=0.10
IL-1βr=0.77
p=0.0001