TABLE 5

Average Numbers of Visits per Year to EDs, Hospital Outpatient Departments, and Physician Offices With Any Diagnosis of Food Allergy Among Children <18 Years of Age in the United States in 1993–2006

YearWeighted Estimate (95% CI), Visits per Year
1993–1997116 000 (61 000–171 000)
1998–2002247 000 (126 000–368 000)
2003–2006317 000 (196 000–438 000)
  • Data sources were the NHAMCS and NAMCS. Test for trend, P < .01.