Food Allergy Statistics as found on Internet 1/2009
Food allergy statistics are appalling and it is caused mainly by vaccinations! But check out New Zealand. Lower vaccination rate, healthy children, lower food allergy rate!
Date: 1/31/2009 7:13:40 AM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 11412 times
What is surprising is that only
three-quarters of the children and
less than half of the adults
in this study sought a medical evaluation of the allergy despite reporting
severe reactions and multiple reactions during their lifetime.
[So does this mean
that the statistics below are understated significantly? Sounds like it to
me! - bfg]
Japan Malaysia Netherlands
South Africa Sweden United States
United Kingdom Worldwide
Australia has one of the highest allergic incidence rates in the developed
one in 20 Australian children
suffer from a potentially fatal food allergy with the main
offenders being everyday foods like eggs, peanuts, milk and fish. There
has been a sharp increase in allergies over the past ten years. Australia
has the highest prevalence of peanut allergy among its young, one child in
every 50 has a dairy allergy and the prevalence of diseases such as eczema
and hay fever has tripled in the last 30 years.
biggest rise in food allergies is being seen not in adults
but in children under five,
as shown by data published in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy
and Clinical Immunology (2007;120:878-84). The study found a 5 1/2-fold
increase in the rate of Australian hospital admissions between 1994 and
2005 for food-related anaphylaxis in the under-fives — a much greater rise
than in any other age group.
Between 3% and 4% of Canadian adults, and nearly
6 % of children suffer from food allergies
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
estimates that from 2 to 4% of children and 1 to 2% of
adults have allergic reactions to food
According to Statistics Canada, 8.4% of the population (
age 12 and over ) have been diagnosed as having asthma. (2001-2002) [
Asthma continues to be a major cause of hospitalization
of children in Canada.
In Canada approximately 20 children and 500 adults die
each year from asthma.
In Canada, the Anaphylaxis Canada’s Summer
2001 newsletter states that “20% of Canadians suffer from some form of
allergy and approximately 4% of children and 2% of adults have
developed a potentially lethal allergy to food.”2
clinical allergy to peanut is far less prevalent in China, despite the
high rate of peanut consumption.
Allergy to all foods reportedly affects only 3.4 percent – 5.0 percent of
the residents in Beijing, Guangdong, and the Sheng-Li oil fields,
with fish, shrimp, crab and seaweed, but not peanut, being the major
allergens. In 29 children aged 2 to 12 years with diagnosed food allergy
in the Chinese population studied, none had signs of clinical allergy to
peanut, although 2 percent of them were skin-test positive to peanut.
Interestingly, the Chinese-American population living in the USA had an
incidence of peanut allergy similar to that of the general US population
(Beyer, et al., 2001). [That's
because they use mostly fish oil instead of peanut oil in the vaccines...
Peanuts are the
second largest food allergies in France after the allergy
to egg. They represent one third of allergies...
France, data compiled by the team of Dr. Moneret-Vautrin estimate that 3% of
est plus fréquente (4 à 8,5%) chez l'enfant d'âge préscolaire. It
is more common (4 to 8.5%) in
children of preschool age.
France, the prevalence of peanut allergy is unknown, but its growth rate is
real (12). L 'food allergy to peanuts is the second food allergy of the
child behind the egg, it is noted in 34.3% of proven food allergies by
provocation test (44). The distribution of food allergens according to age
shows that peanut allergy is in first position beyond the age of three (43,
Two percent to 3 percent of the
German population has food allergies. The prevalence in
children is 3 percent to 6 percent, but can be up to 30 percent in
high-risk groups, such as children with eczema.
6% -8% of infants and young children
and approximately 4% of adults have an allergy to some food.
γενικό πληθυσμό υπολογίζεται ότι αλλεργία στο γάλα αγελάδας παρουσιάζει ένα
ποσοστό περίπου 3%, στα αυγά περίπου 1,5%, στους ξηρούς καρπούς περίπου 1%,
στο σιτάρι και στη σόγια περίπου 0,5%. In the general population
is estimated that allergy to cow's milk shows a rate of about 3% to about
1.5% eggs, dried fruit about 1% in wheat and soybeans around 0.5%.
Children in India for some time in the case of asthma
visits are increasing. That’s why even an allergy infection is increasing.
According to reports published in India like this every fourth child is
suffering from an allergy infection….Khag
peanut allergies in adults, chocolate, soybean, rice, wheat, fish, shrimp
and milk etc. are babies.
Children allergic to peanuts to eat,
what can it be?
An estimated 6 to 8% of the Italian population has food allergies.
A study by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) reported that
about 7% of population had some
form of food allergy. [That's 8.75 million - bfg] Among the patients who visited hospitals
with food allergy, ca. 80% were
young children, 9% were adults, and
11 % of the patients had the
experience of life-threatening anaphylaxis shock.
Of late, food
allergies have become an increasingly serious problem, not only among
children but also among adults. According to the Ministry of Health and
Welfare, about 10% of Japan’s
population suffers from food allergies of one kind or another.
I feel I have
a son of a
peanut allergy, food allergy and peanut allergy, that most people
are not interested.
Back home in Malaysia, one out of three people is allergic to something and
if the current trend continues, up to 50% of Malaysians will be allergic by
the year 2020. Clearly, the allergy march is on and we have to act quickly
to halt it.
Risk of developing allergies based on family history:
Both parents without allergies: 5-15%
One parent with allergies: 20-40%
Both parents with allergies: 40-60%
In Malaysia, about 30% of young children are likely to
develop allergic disorders in the first five years of life.
In the Netherlands, approximately 800,000 people suffer from food allergies.
Anaphylaxis is believed to affect 25,000 persons. [800,000/16,645,313 =
Kiwi babies are among
the least vaccinated in the developed world, a new international report
The Unicef report, the State of
the World's Children, showed New
Zealand was on a par or ahead of the world on several counts for child
wellbeing, including infant mortality, but it exposed the
nation's low ranking for immunisations.
Of the six immunisations for
one-year-old babies, New Zealand was well below the developed world average
for four of them. It equalled the others.
In the worst example, only 79
per cent of one-year-olds had received immunisation against measles. In the
developed world, 98 per cent had received it by that age and in the least
developed countries, 76 per cent had received it.
Nov 1, 2006
new booklet aimed at
New Zealand’s 90000
food allergy sufferers provides information that will help them
make better choices when it comes
— Population: 4,173,460 (July 2008
Food Allergy is rare, and is
seen most often in children under
De vanligste matvarer som gir allergi i Norge
er melk, egg, fisk og sitrusfrukter.
The most common food allergies that Norway is in
the milk, egg, fish and citrus fruits.
Nesten 1/3 av befolkningen utelater bestemte
matvarer fra kosten fordi de tror at de selv eller et familiemedlem er
population dropping certain foods from the diet because they
believe that they or a family member is allergic.
Fakta er at det kun er rundt 3% av norske barn
som lider av allergiske reaksjoner overfor mat, og de fleste vokser fra
det før de blir 3 år. Fact is
that there are only around 3% of Norwegian children who suffer from
allergic reactions to food, and most grow from it before they are 3 years.
Blant voksne er forekomsten på rundt 1% av
befolkningen. Among adults,
the incidence of around 1% of the population.
food allergy is less common than popularly believed. It is estimated that
only between 1% and 4% of the general population suffers from a definite
food allergy. Food allergy tends to be
more common in children (up to
6%) than adults. In selected groups, such as children with
eczema, the prevalence of food allergy may be as high as 25%.
was present in the majority of subjects with AE. Peanut allergy was the
most common-39 (35%) followed by allergy to egg white-33 (30%), cow’s
milk-19 (17%), fish-5 (4%), potato-3 (3%), treenuts-3 (3%) and soya-2
(2%). Peanut and egg allergies were more prevalent in subjects > 3 years
age, whilst cow’s milk sensitivity was more common in those < 3years
Asthma and allergic rhinitis are the most common allergic disease in
children referred to the Allergy Clinic. Inhalant allergens play a
significant role in children over the age of 3 and a minor role in those
under the age of 3. In patients
with food allergy there is a high incidence of peanut allergy.
In patients under the age of the 3, the most common food allergens are egg
followed by peanut and milk. In children over 3 years peanut is the most
common food allergen followed by egg and milk.
A [tenth] of all children in
Sweden, in total roughly [132 000] children aged between 3 and 15
years, have some problem with [food] allergies.
Conclusion – Adverse reactions
to food and food allergy were similar in Icelandic and Swedish children.
At the age of 18 months one can expect to confirm food allergy in
approximately one out of 15
children with reported adverse reactions to food.
Peanut consumption in Sweden
(roasted peanuts, not
peanut butter which is rare) has only increased by 5% between 1996
and 1999, but the number of specific IgE tests requested for peanut has
nearly trebled (young children identified as most affected). This is
probably due, at least partly, to increased awareness and ascertainment
bias....only 60% of positive results were associated with clinical
reactivity, with symptoms more common with higher CAP class results, as
Allergic disease is the 5th leading chronic
disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the
3rd common chronic disease among children under 18 years
On any given day, 10,000 American children miss school
because of allergic rhinitis, for an annual total of 2 million lost school
Chronic sinusitis affects nearly 37 million people in
the United States.
Approximately 12 million Americans suffer from food
allergy, with 6.9 million allergic to seafood and
allergic to peanuts or tree nuts.
Approximately 2.2 million school-aged children
have food allergy.
One in every 17 children under the age of 3 has
On any given day, 10,000 American children miss school
because of allergic rhinitis, for an annual total of 2 million lost school
Experts estimate food allergy occurs in 6 to 8
percent of children 4 years of age or under, and in 4 percent of
Health care provider visits for contact dermatitis and
other eczemas, which include atopic dermatitis are 7 million per year
New Study Indicates Food Allergies Send 50,000 Americans to the
Emergency Room Annually
Today, it is
estimated that 20% of American
children have allergies.
In the last
twenty years, we have seen an epidemic increase in allergies, asthma, ADHD
and autism, including a:
increase in food allergies
increase in asthma, with a 56% increase in asthma deaths
increase in ADHD
a 1,500 and 6,000% increase
male/female ratio for food allergies is 2:1
male/female ratio for asthma is 3:1.
It is estimated 30% the UK population will suffer from
one or more allergy at sometime in their lives.
Each year these numbers are increasing with as many as
half of those affected being children.
Potential fatal peanut allergies now affect one
in 70 children.
The UK population has the highest prevalence of
allergies in Europe and ranks among the highest in the world.
Hospital admissions as a consequence of serious
anaphylaxis has increased seven-fold in the last decade – admission for
food allergies has increased five fold.
Over the last 20 years asthma has become the commonest
chronic disease of childhood in Western countries and its prevalence has
also increased markedly in adults.
5.2 million people in the UK are currently receiving
treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 10) and
4.1 million adults (1 in 12).
3.3 million (about 5.5% of the population) – Allergic
Food allergies Uk - 5-7% of infants and 1-2% of adults.
A 117.3% increase in peanut allergies was
observed from 2001 to 2005, an estimated 25,700 people in England are
Increases in the prevalence of allergies, asthma, and
eczema were more commonly seen among children between the ages of 6 and 7
than among children aged 13 and 14.
In 2004 the World Allergy Organization’s Specialty and
Training Council conducted a survey of World Allergy Organization (WAO)
member societies to obtain information about the status of the specialty
of allergy worldwide. Responses were received from 33 countries,
representing a population of 1.39 billion people, of whom it was
estimated that 22% may suffer from
some form of allergic disease. Allergy was reported by 23
respondents to be a certified or accredited specialty in their country,
and the number of certified allergists per head of population ranged from
1:25 million to 1:16,000. Allergists were ranked as the fifth most likely
clinicians to see cases of allergic asthma, third most likely to see
allergic rhinitis, and fourth most likely to see eczema or sinusitis. Nine
countries only reported that children with allergic diseases would be seen
by a pediatrician with appropriate training. The survey results highlight
a pressing need for the development of allergy services worldwide
WASHINGTON — The current immunization schedule calling
for infants to get up to 20
the age of two does not increase the risk of contracting
Type 1 diabetes or various infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis,
says a new report from the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine.
The evidence is
inconclusive as to whether the
immunization schedule increases the risk of asthma.
The immunization schedule in this country has grown
complex over the last 20 years.
In 1980, infants
were vaccinated against four diseases – diphtheria,
tetanus, pertussis, and polio. Today, most healthy
infants get up to 15 shots
of five vaccines by the time they are six months old, and
up to 5 additional shots of seven more vaccines by age two. These
immunizations protect against 11 diseases in total — diphtheria, tetanus,
pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, Haemophilus
influenzae type b (commonly referred to as Hib disease), varicella, and
there was a negative association with eczema and
food allergy in the
unvaccinated group: adjusted OR (95% CI): 0.57 (0.38-0.85) and 0.23
Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Feb. 2000; 23(2):81-90, Effects
of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and
allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children and adolescents in the
United States, "The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great
among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated subjects. The odds of
having any allergy-related respiratory symptom in the past 12 months was 63%
greater among vaccinated subjects than unvaccinated subjects." PMID 10714532
indicating that more people with anaphylaxis live in northern climates...
In support of this perspective, researchers point to Eastern
Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. "They had much lower rates of
allergy," Dr. Field says. "As they were westernized, they had more."
community cannot fully explain the phenomenon. But there are theories.
Noticing that developing countries have almost no allergy led doctors to
suspect that our society is too germ-free….
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