Proportions of children >18 years of age with detectable levels of IgE antibodies to specific foods in the United States in 2005–2006, according to race/ethnicity. The data were from NHANES. aP < .01; bP = .0001; cP < .0001.
Average numbers of hospital discharges per year with any diagnosis of food allergy, with and without food allergy-specific V codes, among children <18 years of age in the United States in 1998–2006. The data were from the NHDS. * V codes for food allergy were introduced in 2000; therefore, no visits from 1998–2000 used food allergy V codes. 1 Overall trend statistically significant (z = 6.72; P < .0001); 2 trend among discharges with no food allergy V codes not statistically significant.