Survey Results Update

It’s been just over a year since the survey was put online and I’ve had 70 responses to date.

Responses are from:

Australia           16
Canada               4
England              6
Germany            1
Ireland                1
Israel                    1
New Zealand      3
Singapore          1
UK                      4
USA                 33
……………………..
Male           53%
Female      47%
…………………..

14 respondents had no sibblings

Of those with sibblings approx 1/3 also have allergies

65% of respondents observed symptoms before the child was 6 months old.

38% of respondents were not diagnosed with  food allergies when symptoms first presented.

No great surprises in the main allergens….

Food first diagnosed subsequently diagnosed allergic to now
Cashew nut 14 8 16
Chicken 1 0 1
Cinnamon 3 1 2
Egg 42 18 37
Fish (e.g. cod or salmon) 8 8 13
Hazelnut 10 8 13
Lamb 1 2 0
Milk 43 8 28
Peanut 24 19 26
Rye 4 2 3
Sesame 8 5 7
Shell Fish (e.g. prawn or lobster) 7 6 8
Soy 7 9 10
Wheat 14 6 8
Other 15 15 18

21% of respondents noted their child has been victimised due to their allergies!

Opinions were split on whether child-care schools had appropriate training – however 82% of respondents felt the general community (including restaurants etc.) were ill informed about the dangers of food allergies. This response was consistent across all countries.

Most answers to other questions were roughly in proportion with responses you would expect from the general population – i.e. nothing particularly significant. If there is specific information you would like to see, please drop me a comment – I’m more than happy to share.

Thank you all for your comments. There are too many heart breaking stories and far too much frustration amongst this community. I’ll keep providing updates as more surveys are completed.

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