Allergy Statistics

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Allergy Statistics Data
Percent of children who have skin allergies 12 %
Number of American children who have skin allergies 9,500,000
Percent of people who have some type of drug allergy 15 %
Food Allergy Statistics  
Percent of people who have some type of food allergy 8 %
Number of hospital visits each year due to food allergies 200,000
Percent of food allergy reactions from milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat fish and shellfish 90 %
Economic cost per year from children’s food allergies $25,000,000,000
Respiratory Allergy Statistics  
Percent of children who have a respiratory allergy 10.6 %
Percent of people in the U.S. who have either allergy or asthma symptoms 20 %
Average annual cost to the health care system due to respiratory allergies $7,900,000,000
Number of deaths each year from Asthma 3,447
Nasal or Rhinitis Allergy Statistics  
Number of people affected by nasal allergies in the United States 50,000,000
Percent of people worldwide who have allergic rhinitis 20 %
Number of Physician office visits annually due to allergic rhinitis 13,400,000
Percent of people over 18 who have sinusitis 13 %
Hay Fever Allergy Statistics  
Number of adults diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months 17,600,000
Percent of people over 18 that have hay fever 7.8 %
Childrens Allergies Ranked by Number of Children Affected Each Year
  Typ of Allergy Number of Children Perccent of Children
1 Skin allergies 8,800,000 12 %
2 Respiratory allergies 7,800,000 10.6 %
3 Hay fever 6,600,000 9 %
4 Food allergies 4,100,000 5.6 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2016

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