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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: 20.0 million
  • Percent with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months: 8.2%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-2 [PDF - 186 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: 10.1%
  • Number with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 4.2 million
  • Percent with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 5.7%
  • Number with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 8.8 million
  • Percent with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 12.0%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table C-2 [PDF - 112 KB]

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