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Table 1 Prevalence of food adverse reactions in women and men found in different studies

From: Adverse reactions to food: the female dominance – A secondary publication and update

Criteria Female
Male
Number of surveyed subjects Study populationa Age (years) Reference
Food allergic patients 65.18b
34.82
17,528 Systematic search of PubMed literature Adults (> 18 years) [64]
Self-reported food adverse reactions 24c
14
1488 1 13–21 [3]
Self-reported food adverse reactions (Interview) 20.1b
13.4
1.943 1 From 14 years [65]
Norwegian National Reporting System and Register 60d
40
Ca. 6500 health care professionals/year report cases 2 Adolescents [4]
Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis 2e
1
199 1 15–35 [30]
Self-observed food adverse reactions 11.1c
8.21
20,686 1 Adults [6]
Self-reported food adverse reactions 37.8c
25.2
1238 1 Adults [7]
Self-reported food adverse reactions;
Positive skin-test with at least 1 allergen
27.5c
14;
27.5c
22.7
1537 1 Adults [5]
Self-reported food adverse reactions 2e
1
1253 1 18–25 [66]
Physician-diagnosed food allergy in parents of food allergic children 13.3c
8.9
1.252 mothers, 1.225 fathers 1 and 2 30–39 [67]
Electronic health record data for food allergy and intolerances, validated for peanut allergy by RAST and ImmunoCAP 4.2c
2.9
2,714,851 2 No limitation [12]
  1. aStudy population: 1 = population based/community setting, 2 = hospital based
  2. bPercentage among allergic patients
  3. cPercentage among study population
  4. dPercent
  5. eRatio