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QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged ≤17 Years with Eczema or Any Kind of Skin Allergy,* by Selected Races/Ethnicities† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000--2010

The figure shows the percentage of children aged ≤17 years with eczema or any kind of skin allergy, by selected races/ethnicities in the United States, during 2000-2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey. From 2000 to 2010, the prevalence of eczema or any kind of skin allergy increased among non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Hispanic children in the United States. The prevalence of eczema or skin allergy increased from 8.6% to 17.1% among non-Hispanic black children, from 5.0% to 9.9% among Hispanic children, and from 7.6% to 12.6% among non-Hispanic white children.

* Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population. One child aged ≤17 years was randomly selected per family. A parent or other knowledgeable adult provided information for the child. Prevalence of eczema or skin allergy was based on responses to the following question: "During the past 12 months, has [child] had eczema or any kind of skin allergy?" Unknowns with respect to eczema or skin allergy were excluded from the denominators.

White, non-Hispanic and black, non-Hispanic categories are limited to children categorized as of a single race. Hispanics might be of any race.

From 2000 to 2010, the prevalence of eczema or any kind of skin allergy increased among non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Hispanic children in the United States. The prevalence of eczema or skin allergy increased from 8.6% to 17.1% among non-Hispanic black children, from 5.0% to 9.9% among Hispanic children, and from 7.6% to 12.6% among non-Hispanic white children.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2000--2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of children aged ≤17 years with eczema or any kind of skin allergy, by selected races/ethnicities in the United States, during 2000-2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey. From 2000 to 2010, the prevalence of eczema or any kind of skin allergy increased among non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Hispanic children in the United States. The prevalence of eczema or skin allergy increased from 8.6% to 17.1% among non-Hispanic black children, from 5.0% to 9.9% among Hispanic children, and from 7.6% to 12.6% among non-Hispanic white children.



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