How common are food allergies in U.S. children?
According to new data published by the National Center for Health Statistics division of the Center for Disease Control (CDC),
1 out of every 25 children has a food allergy in the U.S., representing about a 20% increase between 1997 to 2007.
The study also showed that hospitalizations of children due to food allergy reactions in the U.S. have significantly increased since 1998, with an average of 9,537 hospitalizations a year.
The CDC study also found that children with a food allergy are more likely to have asthma or other allergic conditions.
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Click here to read an article on the CDC data published by the The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network ( FAAN)
Click here To view a complete copy of the CDC study.
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