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Food allergies in U.S. children

More than 40% of children who have food allergies have needed treatment in the emergency room. This graphic provides comprehensive data at at glance.

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Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies, and higher odds of wheat allergy, than white children. Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
One out of every 13 children in the U.S. has food allergies. More than 40% (2 in 5) of those children with food allergies have been treated in the emergency department. (Illustration by Carrie Osgood for iPondr)

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Carrie Osgood

Carrie Osgood has created content for major international organizations including the United Nations, Columbia University's Earth Institute, The Guardian, Big Think and Interbrand. She also worked for close to a dozen years as a graphic artist, data journalist, editorial supervisor and design leader for the Associated Press. Her published infographics, interactives, writing, photography and illustrations have connected with audiences around the world, and her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. Learn more at CarrieOsgood.com.

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