TABLE 1.

General and immunologic characteristics of the children under study for occurrence of AOM

ParameterValue of parameter for children with genotypeP value
CD14 CC (n = 83)CD14 CT (n = 149)CD14 TT (n = 68)
Mean age (95% CI)3.2 (2.8-3.5)3.1 (2.8-3.4)2.8 (2.4-3.1)0.3
No. (%) of boys50 (60.2)87 (58.4)48 (70.6)0.2
Νο. (%) breastfed for ≥3 mo36 (43.4)63 (42.3)29 (42.6)0.9
Mean no. of siblings (95% CI)1.1 (0.9-1.3)1.2 (1.0-1.3)1.0 (0.8-1.2)0.6
No. (%) of children attending day care
    12-24 mo old10 (35.7)24 (46.2)13 (44.8)0.7
    24-48 mo old22 (81.5)49 (85.9)21 (84.0)0.9
No. (%) in homes where smoking occurs23 (27.7)47 (31.5)29 (42.6)0.1
Geometric mean
    IgM level (g/liter)1.41.41.30.5
    IgA level (g/liter)0.70.80.70.4
    IgG level (g/liter)9.39.28.80.6
    IgG1 level (g/liter)7.27.37.20.9
    IgG2 level (g/liter)0.90.90.90.6
    IgG3 level (g/liter)0.40.40.40.9
    IgG4 level (g/liter)0.30.20.10.06
    IgE (kU/liter)16.917.78.80.01