TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Children With Food Allergy

Weighted % or Mean (95% Confidence Interval)Unweighted N (n = 1623)
Race or ethnicity
 White74.3 (70.1–78.1)1353
 African American10.7 (7.9–14.2)69
 Hispanic7.6 (5.4–10.6)61
 Asian3.7 (2.4–5.7)45
 Multiracial, other, or unknown1.6 (0.8–3.2)18
Household income
 <$50 00041.8 (37.4–46.2)381
 $50 000–$99 99939.1 (35.1–43.2)633
 >$100 00019.2 (16.7–21.9)609
Age, y
 0–530.7 (27.1–34.6)603
 6–1027.2 (23.7–31.1)554
 ≥1142.0 (37.8–46.4)466
Gender
 Male50.7 (46.4–54.9)922
 Female49.3 (45.1–53.6)701
Geographic region
 Midwest20.7 (17.6–24.2)400
 Northeast23.9 (20.6–27.6)444
 South33.6 (29.6–37.8)466
 West21.6 (18.2–25.4)306
Allergy type
 Multiple allergies30.0 (26.8–33.4)1078
 Single allergy70.0 (66.6–73.2)545
Severity
 Severe reaction in last year15.1 (12.6–18.0)367
 No severe reaction in last year84.9 (82.0–87.4)1256
Reported needs
 Mean number of reported needs1.00 (0.91–1.09)1623
Reported problems
 Mean number of reported problems0.81 (0.70–0.92)1623