Table 5

Asthma variables and current (past 2 weeks) asthma symptoms

Current symptomsAsymptomaticp value
Values are medians (IQR).
ECP=eosinophil cationic protein; DRS=dose-response slope; FEV1=forced expiratory volume in 1 second.
Eosinophils (%)3.25 (1.0, 11.6)1.75 (0.0, 7.0)0.05
Epithelial (%)5.00 (1.0, 14.0)2.63 (0.5, 7.4)0.04
ECP (ng/ml)302.5 (82, 957)107.4 (45, 395)0.011
DRS1.27 (0.2, 3.2)1.14 (0.5, 2.8)0.802
FEV1 (% predicted)100 (86, 108)101.9 (93, 109)0.108