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Table 1 Comparison (mean ± SD) of clinical characteristics

From: Evaluation of the left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic function in asthmatic children

Variable asthmatic children Healthy control p value
n = 50 n = 40
Age (years) 10.56 ± 3.03 12.08 ± 3.21 0.250a
Male/female 35/15 17/23 0.314c
Body height (cm) 142.8 ± 12.2 144.5 ± 12.4 0.120b
Body weight (kg) 28.6 ± 12.5 28.6 ± 12.5 0.480b
Heart rate (bpm) 84.68 ± 14.93 86.42 ± 10.87 0.537a
Systolic BP (mmHg) 104.74 ± 8.94 103.78 ± 9.47 0.345b
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 64.02 ± 5.88 61.38 ± 9.63 0.175b
  1. a Student’s t test, b Man-Whitney u test, c Chi-square test