Table 3

Allergy prevalence
Age groups, years
1-2 3-4 5-6 p
Reported food allergy
  Milk allergy 38 (3.4) 88 (4.4) 75 (4.3) 0.34
  Egg allergy 37 (3.3) 48 (2.4) 33 (1.9) <0.05
  Fish allergy 11 (1.0) 15 (0.8) 19 (1.1) 0.70
  Peanut allergy 13 (1.2) 37 (1.9) 42 (2.4) <0.05
  Nut allergy 14 (1.3) 28 (1.4) 41 (2.3) <0.05
  Soy allergy 6 (0.5) 16 (0.8) 8 (0.5) 0.63
  Stone fruit allergy 9 (0.8) 20 (1.0) 24 (1.4) 0.15
  Any food allergy 78 (7.0) 150 (7.5) 140 (7.9) 0.34
Allergy to furred pets
  Cat allergy 21 (1.9) 55 (2.8) 77 (4.4) <0.0001
  Dog allergy 9 (0.8) 45 (2.3) 57 (3.2) <0.0001
  Horse allergy 0 19 (1.0) 34 (1.9) <0.0001
  Rodent allergy 4 (0.4) 24 (1.2) 41 (2.3) <0.0001
  Any allergy to furred pets 25 (2.3) 79 (4.0) 103 (5.9) <0.0001
Pollen allergy 42 (3.8) 94 (4.8) 124 (7.1) <0.0001

Prevalence of current food, furred pet and pollen allergy based on questionnaire data in boys and girls 1–6 years old attending ordinary day-care centres.

Bröms et al.

Bröms et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:764   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-764

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