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Allergies and Hay Fever

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity: Adults (aged 18 years and over)

  • Number with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months: 19.1 million
  • Percent with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months: 8.0%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-2 [PDF - 219 KB]

Morbidity: Children (under age 18 years)

  • Number with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 6.1 million
  • Percent with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 8.4%
  • Number with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 7.4 million
  • Percent with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 10.0%
  • Number with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 4.0 million
  • Percent with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 5.4%
  • Number with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 8.5 million
  • Percent with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 11.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table C-2 [PDF - 133 KB]

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