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Table 2 Characteristics of the study subjects in the replication cohort

From: Investigation of circulating lncRNAs as potential biomarkers in chronic respiratory diseases

  Childhood control Childhood asthma Adult control Adult asthma COPD Allergic rhinitis
n (number of samples) 16 11 7 95 9 25
Age (Mean ± SD) 9.6 ± 2 13.5 ± 4 36.4 ± 11 48.3 ± 13 61.6 ± 12 43.5 ± 11
Gender (Male/Female) 8/8 9/2 3/4 39/56 4/5 10/15
Mild or moderate/Severe asthma 11/0 64/31
Eosinophil cell count [%] (Mean ± SD) 3.7 ± 3 5.2 ± 4 3.8 ± 5
Neutrophil cell count [%] (Mean ± SD) 50.4 ± 25 60.7 ± 31 67.2 ± 33
FEV1 [%] (Mean ± SD) 110.4 ± 16 85.8 ± 21 64.3 ± 3 106.4 ± 13
Allergic rhinitis (yes/no) 0/16 10/1 0/7 74/21 3/6 25/0