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Table 4 Summary of result of intercytokine analysis using data collected from 818 children in SCAALA Salvador

From: Applied immuno-epidemiological research: an approach for integrating existing knowledge into the statistical analysis of multiple immune markers

Measure Cytokine IL-5 IL-13 IL-10
ANTI IFN-γ γ = -0.36*, P = 0.669 γ = 0.12, P = 0.324 γ = 0.33*, P = 0.011
  IL-5   γ = 0.58**, P = 0.001 γ = 0.06, P = 0.242
  IL-13    γ = -0.04, P = 0.648
MITO IFN-γ γ = 0.53**, P < 0.001 γ = 0.65**, P < 0.001 γ = 0.46*, P < 0.001
  IL-5   γ = 0.62**, P < 0.001 γ = 0.27*, P < 0.001
  IL-13    γ = 0.19, P = 0.008
NC IFN-γ γ = 0.18, P = 445 γ = 0.09, P = 0.095 γ = 0.04, P = 0.500
  IL-5   γ = -0.22, P = 0.451 γ = -0.39*, P = 0.620
  IL-13    γ = 0.07, P = 0.484
  1. ANTI: Maximum immune response observed in cell cultures stimulated by B. tropicalis or D. pteronyssinus, MITO: response in cell cultures stimulated by pokeweed mitogen, NC: response in non-stimulated cell cultures; γ: Goodman and Kruskal’s γ, P: P-value of chi-square test of independence, significant associations are shown in bold; Strength of association: * … weak (0.25 < |γ| < =0.5), ** … moderate (0.50 < |γ| < =0.75)
  2. *** … strong (0.75 < |γ| < =1); Significant estimates (P<0.05) are shown in bold