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Prevalence and Incidence of Allergy-like conditions

Prevalance of types of Allergy-like conditions:

For details see prevalence of types of Allergy-like conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • 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)
  • Asthma: 6.4% USA (NIAID); 17 million Americans (NIAID) including 5 million children; 8.1 million children (NHIS-97), 51 per 1000 - NHIS95; 14.5 million; 5% of population (NWHIC); 14.9 million in 1995 (NHLBI)
  • Food allergies: 1% of the adult population have a true immune reaction to food (NHWIC)
  • Insect sting allergies: 3.3% (NIAID); up to 5% of the population (NHWIC)
  • Latex allergies: 1-6% (NIAID)
  • Peanut allergies: 3 million Americans (peanut and tree nut combined; NIAID)
  • Penicillin allergy: 2-3% of people (2-3% of hospitalized patients)
  • Allergic rhinitis: 10% of the population with allergic rhinitis/hay fever in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • Hay fever: 35 million Americans (NIAID: pollen allergies)
  • Chronic Bronchitis: 12.1 million Americans (NHLBI)
  • Pollen allergy: estimated 35 million Americans with pollen allergies (NIAID)
  • Celiac Disease: 1 in 250 Americans estimated rate; actual diagnosis rate is 1 in 4,700 Americans; 1 in 250 in Italy; 1 in 300 in Ireland; 20,000 diagnosed (Reader's Digest Feb 2004)
  • Eczema: 15 million people (NIAMS); 10% infants/children estimated (NIAMS); 9% (NIAID); 8.5 million
  • Lactose Intolerance: 30 million people to 50 million people (NIDDK 1994); about 25% of population (1994/NIDDK)
  • Mastocytosis: rare
  • Cutaneous mastocytosis: rare
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Incidence of types of Allergy-like conditions:

For details see incidence of types of Allergy-like conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Allergy-like conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Allergy-like conditions at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Allergy-like conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Allergy-like conditions diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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