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Table 2 Self-reported allergy-like conditions among the 1451 adolescents

From: Health-related quality of life among adolescents with allergy-like conditions – with emphasis on food hypersensitivity

  Total Females Males  
  N = 14511 N = 696 N = 716 p-values
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Allergy-like conditions, totals 931 (64) 501 (72) 412 (58) <0.001
    Hypersensitivity to defined substances 663 (46) 364 (52) 282 (39) <0.001
pollen 335 (23) 161 (23) 162 (23) NS
food 271 (19) 165 (24) 98 (14) <0.001
furred animal 234 (16) 117 (17) 110 (15) NS
dust/mite 194 (13) 114 (16) 75 (11) <0.001
nickel 169 (12) 132 (19) 32 (5) <0.001
other substances2 94 (7) 62 (9) 31 (4) <0.001
    Allergic diseases 739 (51) 408 (59) 319 (45) <0.001
asthma/wheezing 231 (16) 156 (22) 72 (10) <0.001
eczema/rash 286 (20) 178 (26) 105 (15) <0.001
rhino-conjunctivitis 546 (38) 287 (41) 248 (35) <0.05
  1. 1 Gender unknown n = 39.
  2. 2 Offending substances reported: insects (n = 15), drugs (n = 14), detergents (n = 9), mildew (n = 8), perfume (n = 8) and smoke (n = 5). Substances reported for less than five persons each are not specified.