Table 2

Self-reported allergy-like conditions among the 1451 adolescents

Total

Females

Males


N = 14511

N = 696

N = 716

p-values


N

(%)

N

(%)

N

(%)


Allergy-like conditions, totals

931

(64)

501

(72)

412

(58)

<0.001

Hypersensitivity to defined substances

663

(46)

364

(52)

282

(39)

<0.001

pollen

335

(23)

161

(23)

162

(23)

NS

food

271

(19)

165

(24)

98

(14)

<0.001

furred animal

234

(16)

117

(17)

110

(15)

NS

dust/mite

194

(13)

114

(16)

75

(11)

<0.001

nickel

169

(12)

132

(19)

32

(5)

<0.001

other substances2

94

(7)

62

(9)

31

(4)

<0.001

Allergic diseases

739

(51)

408

(59)

319

(45)

<0.001

asthma/wheezing

231

(16)

156

(22)

72

(10)

<0.001

eczema/rash

286

(20)

178

(26)

105

(15)

<0.001

rhino-conjunctivitis

546

(38)

287

(41)

248

(35)

<0.05


1 Gender unknown n = 39.

2 Offending substances reported: insects (n = 15), drugs (n = 14), detergents (n = 9), mildew (n = 8), perfume (n = 8) and smoke (n = 5). Substances reported for less than five persons each are not specified.

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

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