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Percent of children who have skin allergies12 %
Number of American children who have skin allergies9,500,000
Percent of people who have some type of drug allergy15 %
Food Allergy Statistics 
Percent of people who have some type of food allergy8 %
Number of hospital visits each year due to food allergies200,000
Percent of food allergy reactions from milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat fish and shellfish90 %
Economic cost per year from children’s food allergies$25,000,000,000
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Respiratory Allergy Statistics 
Percent of children who have a respiratory allergy10.6 %
Percent of people in the U.S. who have either allergy or asthma symptoms20 %
Average annual cost to the health care system due to respiratory allergies$7,900,000,000
Number of deaths each year from Asthma3,447
Nasal or Rhinitis Allergy Statistics 
Number of people affected by nasal allergies in the United States50,000,000
Percent of people worldwide who have allergic rhinitis20 %
Number of Physician office visits annually due to allergic rhinitis13,400,000
Percent of people over 18 who have sinusitis13 %
Hay Fever Allergy Statistics 
Number of adults diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months17,600,000
Percent of people over 18 that have hay fever7.8 %
Childrens Allergies Ranked by Number of Children Affected Each Year
 Typ of AllergyNumber of ChildrenPerccent of Children
1Skin allergies8,800,00012 %
2Respiratory allergies7,800,00010.6 %
3Hay fever6,600,0009 %
4Food allergies4,100,0005.6 %
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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 20, 2017

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