Share of U.S. children with food allergies in the past year as of 2018, by ethnicity

This statistic displays the percentage of children in the U.S. who had food allergies in the past 12 months as of 2018, by ethnicity. In that year, 5.1 percent of Asian children had food allergies in the past year.

Percentage of children in the U.S. who had food allergies in the last 12 months as of 2018, by ethnicity

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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

base: 35,000 households

Age group

0-17 years

Special properties

age-adjusted

Supplementary notes

Based on the questions, "During the past 12 months, has {child's name} had any of the following conditions? Hay fever? Any kind of respiratory allergy? Any kind of food or digestive allergy? Eczema or any kind of skin allergy?" A child may be counted in more than one category.

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