Pediatrics, Food Allergy

Last year Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a groundbreaking study.   

From FAI: According to a national survey of 38,480 families, 8 percent of children in the United States suffer from a food allergy – a considerably higher number than reported in previous studies. In addition to estimating that 5.9 million children under age 18 now have a food allergy, the new study, published in the July 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides a wealth of important new information.
The study’s findings include:
·       8% of children had at least one food allergy, a projected total of 5.9 million children across the U.S. population
·       2.4% of the children in the study had multiple food allergies, nearly one-third of those with allergies.
·       The prevalence of severe food allergies among the children studied was 3.1%, or 38.7% of the children with allergies.

And here's a copy of the study itself through a PDF copy.


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