food allergy prevalence increased in line with increasing population density

A survey aiming to map the distribution of food allergy in the United States has found that an increase in population correlates with an increase if food allergy prevalence, with figures taken from a randomized survey. The survey was administered from June 2009 to February 2012 to households in the US with at least one child under 18 years old. The results from 38,465 children showed that prevalence ranged from as low as 6.2% in rural areas to 9.8% in urban centres.

Source: Clinical Pediatrics

First published May 2012

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