Table 1

Pooled prevalence of food allergy: self-report and confirmed15 19

FoodSelf-report, % (95% CI)Self-report range (%)Confirmed by SPT, specific IgE, DBPCFC (%)
Cow's milk3.5 (2.1 to 4.1)1.2–170.6–0.9
Egg1.3 (1.0 to 1.6)0–20.3
Peanut0.75 (0.6 to 0.9)0–20.75
Fish0.6 (0.5 to 0.7)0–20.2–0.3
Shellfish1.1 (1.0 to 1.2)0–100.6
Any food3–35
  • DBPCFC, double blind placebo controlled food challenge; SPT, skin prick test.