Distribution of anaphylaxis triggers among U.S. children from 2010 to 2017

This statistic shows the distribution of triggers of anaphylaxis reactions among children aged 0 to 18 years in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016. During that time, peanuts accounted for 22 percent of anaphylaxis reactions among children.

Distribution of triggers of anaphylaxis reactions in children in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016

Share of triggers
Other*53%
Fruits and vegetables2%
Fish and shellfish3%
Eggs and milk6%
Tree nuts and seeds15%
Peanuts22%
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Sources

Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2016

Number of respondents

9.5 million

Age group

0-18 years

Special properties

Commercially insured children

Supplementary notes

Anaphylaxis refers to a severe allergic reaction characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.
* Unknown foods, insect bites/stings, not specified, etc

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