Allergy Statistics In America


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  • Approximately one in five or more than 50 million (53,980,772) Americans suffer from allergic diseases.
  • An estimated 37,786,541 Americans have a pollen allergy relief.
  • Between six and seven million adults in the US have a food allergy relief.
  • Roughly 20 million Americans have asthma -- three times as many as 25 years ago. One in eight children suffer from the disease.
  • It is estimated that 12,000,000 American have food allergies.
  • In 2002, approximately 14 million office visits to health care providers were attributed to allergic rhinitis.
  • Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the health care system $18 billion annually.
  • Chronic sinusitis is the most commonly reported chronic disease, affecting 16.3% of people (nearly 32 million) in the United States in 1997.
  • It was estimated in 1998 that increased absenteeism and reduced productivity due to allergies cost U.S. companies more than $250 million.
  • The estimated overall costs of allergic rhinitis in the United States in 1996 totaled $6 billion.
  • The Cincinnati Children's Hospital states that not only has the number of children suffering from allergies increased, so has the severity of the allergic reactions.
  • Over 6 million people in Canada have allergies.
  • An estimated 4,182,998 Canadians suffer from pollen allergies.
  • 12% of Canadian children are affected by asthma and it continues to be a major cause of hospitalization in Canada.
  • In 1993, over $12 billion was spent on asthma.
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