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Table 1 Characteristics of patient population

From: Two year effects of food allergen immunotherapy on quality of life in caregivers of children with food allergies

  Baseline 6-month follow-up time point 12-month follow-up time point 18-month follow-up time point 24-month follow-up time point
Number of subjects 57 57 45 41 37
Median Age in years (range) 9 (4 – 18) 9 (4 – 18) 9 (4 – 18) 9 (4 - 18) 9 (4 – 18)
Male 35 (61%) 35 (61%) 25 (56%) 24 (58%) 22 (59%)
Ethnicity
Caucasian 30 (53%) 30 (53%) 25 (55%) 23 (56%) 20 (54%)
Asian 18 (32%) 17 (32%) 13 (29%) 11 (27%) 11 (30%)
Indian 5 (9%) 5 (9%) 5 (11%) 5 (12%) 5 (13%)
Hispanic 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 2 (4%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%)
African-American 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Coexisting atopic disease  
Asthma 37 (65%) 37 (65%) 27 (60%) 37 (59%) 21 (57%)
Allergic Rhinitis 30 (52%) 30 (52%) 25 (55%) 20 (50%) 20 (54%)
Atopic Dermatitis 17 (30%) 17 (30%) 13 (30%) 12 (30%) 12 (32%)
Number of allergens
1 24 (42%) 24 (42%) 14 (31%) 13 (32%) 14 (38%)
2 13 (23%) 13 (23%) 13 (29%) 11 (27%) 8 (22%)
3 8 (14%) 8 (14%) 8 (18%) 8 (19%) 8 (22%)
4 4 (7%) 4 (7%) 3 (6%) 3 (7%) 2 (5%)
5 8 (14%) 8 (14%) 6 (13%) 5 (12%) 5 (13%)
Allergens
Peanut 48 (84%) 47 (84%) 38 (84%) 33 (80%) 31 (84%)
Cashew 17 (30%) 17 (30%) 15 (33%) 13 (32%) 17 (46%)
Walnut 12 (21%) 12 (21%) 11 (24%) 10 (24%) 9 (24%)
Egg 12 (21%) 12 (21%) 10 (22%) 11 (27%) 8 (22%)
Pecan 10 (17%) 10 (17%) 9 (20%) 8 (19%) 8 (22%)
Milk 8 (14%) 8 (14%) 7 (15%) 7 (17%) 6 (16%)
Almond 6 (10%) 6 (10%) 5 (11%) 5 (12%) 5 (13%)
Sesame 4 (7%) 4 (7%) 4 (9%) 4 (10%) 4 (11%)
Hazelnut 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 3 (7%) 2 (5%) 1 (3%)
Shellfish 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (3%)
  1. Demographics and clinical characteristics of patients are shown at baseline, 6-month follow-up, 12-month follow-up, 18-month follow-up, and 24-month follow-up time point.