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Table 2 Distribution of food-specific IgE levels and change in IgE levels between first and second blood collections

From: Association between bisphenol A diglycidyl ether-specific IgG in serum and food sensitization in young children

  Number (%) P value§
All Boys Girls
First CAP-RAST
 Egg-specific IgE
  Positive 73 (74) 44 (75) 29 (74) 1.000
 Milk-specific IgE
  Positive 31 (32) 17 (29) 14 (36) 0.510
 Wheat-specific IgE
  Positive 19 (19) 15 (25) 4 (10) 0.073
Second CAP-RAST
 Egg-specific IgE
  Positive 82 (84) 49 (83) 33 (85) 1.000
 Milk-specific IgE
  Positive 37 (38) 22 (37) 15 (38) 1.000
 Wheat-specific IgE
  Positive 31 (32) 21 (36) 10 (26) 0.377
Change in CAP-RAST values
 Egg-specific IgE
  Decrease or no change 62 (63) 40 (68) 22 (56)  
  Increase 36 (37) 19 (32) 17 (44) 0.289
 Milk-specific IgE
  Decrease or no change 75 (77) 47 (80) 28 (72)  
  Increase 23 (23) 12 (20) 11 (28) 0.466
 Wheat-specific IgE
  Decrease or no change 78 (80) 45 (76) 33 (85)  
  Increase 20 (20) 14 (24) 6 (15) 0.443
  1. CAP-RAST carrier polymer-radioallergosorbent test
  2. Negative: < 0.35; positive: ≥ 0.35 UA/mL
  3. Decrease/no change: [2nd IgE value (UA/mL) − 1st IgE value (UA/mL)] ≤ 0, Increase: [2nd IgE value (UA/mL) − 1st IgE value (UA/mL)] > 0
  4. §P values were obtained by performing a Fisher’s exact test