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Nut allergy prevalence and differences between Asian-born children and Australian-born children of Asian descent: a state-wide survey of children at primary school entry in Victoria, Australia

M Panjari, JJ Koplin, SC Dharmage, RL Peters, LC Gurrin, SM Sawyer, V McWilliam, JK Eckert, D Vicendese, B Erbas, MC Matheson, MLK Tang, J Douglass, A-L Ponsonby, T Dwyer, S Goldfeld, KJ Allen



BACKGROUND: Asian infants born in Australia are three times more likely to develop nut allergy than non-Asian infants, and rates of challenge-proven food allergy in infants have been found to be unexpectedly high in metropolitan Melbourne. To further investigate the risk factors for nut allergy, we assessed the whole-of-state prevalence distribution of parent-reported nut allergy in 5-year-old children entering school. METHODS: Using the 2010 School Entrant Health Questionnaire administered to all 5-year-old children in Victoria, Australia, we assessed the prevalence of parent-reported nut allergy (tree nut and peanut) and whether this was altered by region of residence, socio-economic statu..

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