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Table 1 Characteristics of questionnaire participants (N =92)*

From: Food allergy management from the perspective of patients or caregivers, and allergists: a qualitative study

Characteristic Mean (SD)
Patient age 8.8 (7.8)
Age of first allergic reaction 3.8 (6.9)
Mean number of visits to allergy clinic 4.6 (7.6)
Mean wait time (weeks) for clinic appointment 12 (15)
Type of food allergy N (%)
   Peanut 63 (68%)
   Other nuts 49 (53%)
   Egg 49 (53%)
   Milk 18 (20%)
   Seafood 16 (17%)
   Sesame 7 (8%)
   Soy 4 (4%)
   Other food allergy 17 (18%)
  1. *SD = standard deviation