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The epidemiologic characteristics of healthcare provider-diagnosed eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy in children: a retrospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, August 2016
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Title
The epidemiologic characteristics of healthcare provider-diagnosed eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy in children: a retrospective cohort study
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12887-016-0673-z
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Authors

David A. Hill, Robert W. Grundmeier, Gita Ram, Jonathan M. Spergel

Abstract

The rates of childhood allergic conditions are changing, prompting the need for continued surveillance. Examination of healthcare provider-based diagnosis data is an important and lacking methodology needed to complement existing studies that rely on participant reporting. Utilizing our care network of 1,050,061 urban and sub-urban children, we defined two retrospective cohorts: (1) a closed birth cohort of 29,662 children and (2) a cross-sectional cohort of 333,200 children. These cohorts were utilized to determine the epidemiologic characteristics of the conditions studied. Logistic regression was utilized to determine the extent to which food allergy was associated with respiratory allergy. In our birth cohort, the peak age at diagnosis of eczema, asthma, rhinitis, and food allergy was between 0 and 5 months (7.3 %), 12 and 17 months (8.7 %), 24 and 29 months (2.5 %), and 12 and 17 months (1.9 %), respectively. In our cross-sectional cohort, eczema and rhinitis prevalence rates were 6.7 % and 19.9 %, respectively. Asthma prevalence was 21.8 %, a rate higher than previously reported. Food allergy prevalence was 6.7 %, with the most common allergenic foods being peanut (2.6 %), milk (2.2 %), egg (1.8 %), shellfish (1.5 %), and soy (0.7 %). Food allergy was associated with development of asthma (OR 2.16, 95 % CI 1.94-2.40), and rhinitis (OR 2.72, 95 % CI 2.45-3.03). Compared with previous reports, we measure lower rates of eczema and higher rates of asthma. The distribution of the major allergenic foods diverged from prior figures, and food allergy was associated with the development of respiratory allergy. The utilization of provider-based diagnosis data contributes an important and lacking methodology that complements existing studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 132 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Other 10 8%
Researcher 10 8%
Other 27 20%
Unknown 27 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 6%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 29 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 422. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 June 2021.
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