Table 2

Demographic information, allergic conditions

Number of respondents (%)
Age of child (years) (no answer, n=14)
 0–2 72 (14.7)
 3–5 92 (18.8)
 6–8 93 (19.0)
 9–1190 (18.4)
 12–15 123 (25.2)
 ≥1619 (3.9)
Gender of child (no answer, n=13)
 Male292 (59.6)
 Female198 (40.4)
Ethnicity (no answer, n=38)
 White211 (45.4)
 Mixed50 (10.8)
 Asian/Asian British76 (16.3)
 Black/black British79 (17.0)
 Other ethnic group49 (10.5)
Main person answering questions
Parent survey—your child's allergy careTotal=250
 Completed by young person4/250 (1.6)
 Completed by parent/carer228/250 (92.7)
 Completed by parent and child14/250 (5.7)
Child survey—your allergy careTotal=253
 Completed by young person162/253 (66.4)
 Completed by parent/carer18/253 (7.4)
 Completed by parent and child64/253 (26.2)
Allergic condition(s)
 Food allergy338 (68.1)
 Eczema277 (55.8)
 Asthma235 (47.4)
 Allergic rhinitis246 (49.6)
 Other65 (13.1)
Duration of disease
 <1 year48 (10)
 >1 year103 (21)
 Since I was a small baby337 (68)
 Don't know/can't remember9 (2)
How often did you see an HCP before getting a firm diagnosis?
 Not yet received firm diagnosis50 (11)
 Once100 (21)
 Between 2 and 3 times140 (29)
 Between 4 and 6 times72 (15)
 ≥7 times87 (18)
 Don't know/can't remember(6)
From first seeing an HCP, how long did you wait for tests?
 Done straightaway100 (21)
 <1 month45 (10)
 Between 1 and 3 months103 (22)
 Between 3 and 6 months79 (17)
 >6 months99 (21)
 Still waiting16 (3)
 Don't know/can't remember24 (7)
Who was the most recent HCP seen?
 GP/family doctor/practice nurse80 (16)
 Emergency hospital staff (ambulance, A&E)25 (5)
 Urgent care staff0
 General paediatrician14 (3)
 Specialist allergy staff (clinic/hospital specialist)366 (74)
 Dietician2 (<1)
 Other5 (1)
  • A&E, Accident & Emergency; GP, general practitioner; HCP, healthcare professional.