Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Food Allergy Facts – Awareness Week, Day 3

Each day during food allergy awareness week I am sharing some facts based on the most recent data and research. Here are today’s facts:

The most common food allergies among children are peanuts (25.2%) and milk (21.1%).

The prevalence of wheat allergy in children is only 5% (a number I thought surprisingly low).

More than 30% of children with food allergies have multiple food allergies.

The prevalence of all top allergens increases as children get older, except with peanut (which drops slightly) and milk (which drops substantially).

Based on The Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States, Pediatrics Vol. 128 No. 1 July 1, 2011.

Please share these facts with your audiences.

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