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Table 2 Skin prick tests on study participants

From: High burden of atopy in immigrant families in substandard apartments in Sweden – on the contribution of bad housing to poor health in vulnerable populations

  All Children
(0-13 yrs)
male children
(0-13 yrs)
female children
(0-13 yrs)
older siblings mothers fathers
N 359 190 169 61 130 100
SPT done n (%) 232 (65%) 118 (62%) 114 (67%) 26 (65%) 106(74%) 52(48%)
SPT positive n (% of performed) 38 (16%) 24(20%) 14 (12%) 7(27%) 29(27%) 13(25%)
Monosensitized (% of pos.)/polysensitized 27/11 17 (71%) /7 10 (71%) /4 2 (29%) /5 16 (55%) /13 8 (62%) /5
Reaction to timothy grass
n (% of positive tests)
12(32%) 24(49%)
Reaction to birch
n (% of positive tests)
8 (21%) 16 (33%)
Reaction to HDM (D.far/pter) n (% of pos.) 13(34%) 11(22%)
Reaction to animals (cat, dog, horse) n (%of pos.) 8 (21%) 7 (14%)
Reaction to moulds
n (% of positive tests)
7 (18%) 3 (6%)
Reaction to cockroach 4 (11%) 4 (8%)