Table 1

Terminology and definitions1

Allergy-like conditions


Hypersensitivity

Allergic diseases

Asthma/wheezing

Eczema/rash

Rhino-conjunctivitis


Self-reported hypersensitivity, allergy or intolerance to food or other defined environmental substances.

Self-reported asthma, wheezing or whistling in the chest.

Self-reported recurrent eczema or itchy rash for at least six months.

Self-reported sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose or itchy-watery eyes without a cold.


1Terminology according to ISAAC [3] and EAACI position paper [26].

Marklund et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:65   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-2-65

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