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Food Allergies & Minorities
Source: AAFA http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=30#prev
- Food and Drug Allergies – Approximately 6% of allergy sufferers have food/drug allergies as their primary allergy. Food allergy is more common among children than adults. 90% of all food allergy reactions are cause by 8 foods: milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. For drug allergies, penicillin is the most common allergy trigger.
- Allergies are the most frequently reported chronic condition in children, limiting activities for more than 40% of them.
- Food allergies account for 30,000 visits to the emergency room each year
- More than 200 deaths occur each year due to food allergies.
Source: Allergic conditions among children: US, 2000-2005 (Source: NHIS)
OTHER:Statistic (Percent), Location (U.S.), Gender (All), Urbanicity (All), Year (2003-2005)
Age Race/Ethnicity Food Allergy 0-17 years All 3.8 White 3.8 Black 3.7 American Indian/Alaska Native * Asian 4.3 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander * Multiple race 4.6 Hispanic 2.8 Puerto Rican 3.5 Mexican 2.5 Non-Hispanic White 4.1 Non-Hispanic Black 3.7 0-4 years All 4.3 White 4.3 Black 3.9 American Indian/Alaska Native * Asian 5.4 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander * Multiple race 5.9 Hispanic 2.8 Puerto Rican * Mexican 2.7 Non-Hispanic White 4.9 Non-Hispanic Black 4.0 5-17 years All 3.6 White 3.5 Black 3.6 American Indian/Alaska Native * Asian 3.9 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander * Multiple race 3.9 Hispanic 2.8 Puerto Rican 3.3 Mexican 2.5 Non-Hispanic White 3.8 Non-Hispanic Black 3.6 5-9 years All 3.5 White 3.5 Black 3.7 American Indian/Alaska Native * Asian 4.2 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander * Multiple race * Hispanic 2.3 Puerto Rican * Mexican 1.9 Non-Hispanic White 3.9 Non-Hispanic Black 3.6 10-17 years All 3.6 White 3.6 Black 3.5 American Indian/Alaska Native * Asian 3.6 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander * Multiple race 3.9 Hispanic 3.1 Puerto Rican 3.5 Mexican 2.9 Non-Hispanic White 3.7 Non-Hispanic Black 3.6
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