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Statistics about Allergies

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Allergies:

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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)

Society statistics for Allergies

  Costs for Allergies: $18 billion annually (NIAID)

  Costs for Allergies: Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the health care system $18 billion annually.[1] (Source: excerpt from Allergy Statistics: NIAID)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Allergies. The term 'prevalence' of Allergies usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Allergies at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Allergies refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Allergies 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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