Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Food Allergy Facts – Awareness Week, Day 4

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:

Households with incomes less than $50K are half as likely to have a food allergy and half as likely to be diagnosed with food allergy.

Asian and Black children have higher odds of having a food allergy, yet are 24% less likely to be diagnosed.

Food allergies are more prevalent (as a percent of the population) in highly populated areas (urban centers and metro cities) than in more sparsely populated areas (small towns and rural areas).

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.

1 comment:

Hank said...

Maybe our upper middle class world has become so over-sanitized and germophobic that children's immune systems do not develop properly. I have always thought that severe food allergies were a byproduct of affluence.