Geographical variations

Data concerning the incidence of adverse food reactions from different countries may shed some light on factors that might be important in the development of adverse food reactions. These factors include genetic, cultural, dietary and other environmental differences. Unfortunately all the cohort studies are from Europe, Australia and the USA, with no comparable data from other countries. However, there are case series from these other countries that allow comparisons to be made between foods that are important in causing adverse reactions in different countries.

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Age groups (years)

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Age groups (years)

Figure 10.3 Prevalence of peanut allergy in males and females (Emmett et al. 1999).

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