TABLE 3

Allergic Diseases and Sensitization at 18 and 36 mo of Age

DiseaseNo. of children (%)
At 18 mo (n = 184)At 36 mo (n = 174)
Eczema46(25)40(23)
Asthma10(5)14(8)
Sensitization25(15)c26(15)d
Phadiatopa3(2)c3(2)d
Food-mixb25(15)c26(15)d
  • a Immunoglobulin E antibodies to birch, timothy grass, mugwort, cat, dog, horse, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae, and mold.

  • b Immunoglobulin E antibodies to cow’s milk, egg, fish, wheat, soy, and peanut.

  • c n = 169.

  • d n = 171.