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Table 3 WBC counts and inflammatory markers in CoLaus|PsyCoLaus (mean and 95% confidence interval)

From: A step beyond the hygiene hypothesis—immune-mediated classes determined in a population-based study

  All Men Women
White blood cell counts1
 Total leukocytes (in 1000/mm3) 6.25 (6.19–6.32) 6.40 (6.30–6.49) 6.13 (6.05–6.21)
 Neutrophils % 0.548 (0.545–0.551) 0.545 (0.540–0.550) 0.550 (0.546–0.555)
 Basophils % 0.0058 (0.0057–0.0059) 0.0056 (0.0054–0.0057) 0.0060 (0.0059–0.0062)
 Eosinophils % 0.0294 (0.0288–0.0301) 0.0316 (0.0307–0.0326) 0.0276 (0.0268–0.0284)
 Lymphocytes % 0.326 (0.323–0.329) 0.321 (0.317–0.326) 0.330 (0.326–0.334)
 Monocytes % 0.0868 (0.0860–0.0876) 0.0924 (0.0912–0.0936) 0.0821 (0.0812–0.0831)
Inflammatory markers at baseline
 IL-6 (pg/ml) 8.15 (6.46–9.84) 8.11 (5.55–10.67) 8.19 (5.93–10.44)
 IL-1β (pg/ml) 4.25 (3.49–5.02) 4.31 (3.38–5.24) 4.20 (3.03–5.38)
 TNF-α (pg/ml) 6.62 (4.95–8.29) 5.52 (4.37–6.66) 7.57 (4.62–10.53)
 hsCRP (mg/l) 1.81 (1.76–1.87) 1.73 (1.65–1.80) 1.89 (1.81–1.97)
Inflammatory markers at follow-up 1
 IL-6 (pg/ml) 17.54 (15.39–19.69) 17.53 (14.45–20.60) 17.56 (14.56–20.55)
 IL-1β (pg/ml) 4.45 (3.84–5.06) 4.53 (3.81–5.24) 4.39 (3.45–5.34)
 TNF-α (pg/ml) 10.46 (8.44–12.47) 10.08 (8.57–11.59) 10.78 (7.27–14.29)
 hsCRP (mg/l) 1.89 (1.83–1.95) 1.77 (1.69–1.85) 1.98 (1.90–2.06)
  1. 1WBC counts were assessed only at follow-up 1