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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Allergies

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Allergies

The information below shows a list of types of Allergies, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Allergies (overall) approx 1 in 5 or 18.38% or 50 million people in USA 49,999,999 50-60 million (NIAID); 9-16% (NIAID); 50 million cases annually (NIAID); 10% of American women (NHWIC); 8,526,000 children respiratory allergies (NHIS-97); 7,304,000 children non-respiratory allergies (NHIS-97)
Hay fever approx 1 in 7 or 12.87% or 35 million people in USA 35,000,000 35 million Americans (NIAID: pollen allergies)
allergic rhinitis approx 1 in 10 or 10.00% or 27.2 million people in USA 27,200,000 10% of the population with allergic rhinitis/hay fever in the US (Mayo Clinic)
Airborne allergies approx 1 in 7 or 12.87% or 35 million people in USA 35,000,000 35 million Americans (NIAID: pollen allergies)
Latex allergies approx 1 in 100 or 1.00% or 2.7 million people in USA 2,720,000 1-6% (NIAID)
Food allergies approx 1 in 100 or 1.00% or 2.7 million people in USA 2,720,000 1% of the adult population have a true immune reaction to food (NHWIC)
Drug Allergies N/A N/A No information
Insect sting allergies approx 1 in 30 or 3.30% or 8 million people in USA 8,975,999 3.3% (NIAID); up to 5% of the population (NHWIC)
ragweed allergies N/A N/A No information
birch pollen allergies N/A N/A No information
mold allergies N/A N/A No information
dust mite allergies N/A N/A No information
Animal allergies N/A N/A No information
MSG allergy N/A N/A No information
Sulfite allergy N/A N/A No information
Mild allergy N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Allergies

Prevalance of Allergies:

50-60 million (NIAID); 9-16% (NIAID); 50 million cases annually (NIAID); 10% of American women (NHWIC); 8,526,000 children respiratory allergies (NHIS-97); 7,304,000 children non-respiratory allergies (NHIS-97)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 5 or 18.38% or 50 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Allergies:

Two estimates of allergy prevalence in the United States are 9 percent[2] and 16 percent.[3] The prevalence of allergic rhinitis has increased substantially over the past 15 years.[4] (Source: excerpt from Allergy Statistics: NIAID) ... Overall, allergic diseases are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40 to 50 million Americans. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

Types of Allergies

For more information about types of Allergies, refer to our section on types of Allergies.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Allergies usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Allergies at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Allergies is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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