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Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 10:21am
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Latest I heard about food allergy incidence is 1:125 (NPR Radio show from last weekend).
Anyone know if that is PA, or FA or LTFA?
Or do you have a different #?

Also I understand about 150 die of anaphylatic food allergy reactions per year. Is it true that 4 out of 5 of these happen at schools?

My principal wants more understanding of these numbers. THank you!

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 10:52am
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I have read that about 200 people die of anaphylaxis each year, but I am not sure if that number is food anaphylaxis or if it includes ana to bee stings, drugs, etc. I have read several times that the majority of fatal anaphylaxis in kids happens at school and the majority of fatal anaphylaxis in adults happens in restaurants. That`s why I am so cautious (read: paranoid) about dd eating restaurant food. I make sure to always tell the school the statistic about kids, that the most common place for kids to die from anaphylaxis is at school. I can just see their mind thinking, "better not be us". It really gets them to take it seriously.
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Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 11:24am
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why does he want to know this?
I got your email by the way...will write back tomorrow.
have a good night!

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 11:42am
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Last statistics I saw (I think off two or three webpages) were that 300 people die per year from food allergies, and HALF of them are from PA.

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 1:23pm
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Quote:Originally posted by TwokidsNJ:
[b]Latest I heard about food allergy incidence is 1:125 (NPR Radio show from last weekend).
Anyone know if that is PA, or FA or LTFA?
Or do you have a different #?
Also I understand about 150 die of anaphylatic food allergy reactions per year. Is it true that 4 out of 5 of these happen at schools?
My principal wants more understanding of these numbers. THank you![/b]
Statistics and facts from FAAN...
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/downloads/FoodAllergyBasics.pdf"]http://www.foodallergy.org/downloads/FoodAllergyBasics.pdf[/url]
Also of interest...
[url="http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198"]http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198[/url]
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited December 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:14pm
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Saknjmom, I didn't mean he is requiring answers to this...but in our last conversation I mentioned the 1:125 statistic and I could tell he was moved by that. He was like, wow, I didn't realize it was that high (though you'd think he would since he has 10 in a school of 300 kids). And he said that type of data is helpful.
Also, I think, from a previous conversation that he thinks death from anaphylaxis is completely rare. I know it is rare, but it does happen IN SCHOOLS and I think giving him some numbers on that would help. I told him 3 kids died in MA in a one year period a few years ago, which prompted the MA epipen law. (I heard that on the NPR radio show also), he seemed interested/shocked by that too.

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 10:52am
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I have read that about 200 people die of anaphylaxis each year, but I am not sure if that number is food anaphylaxis or if it includes ana to bee stings, drugs, etc. I have read several times that the majority of fatal anaphylaxis in kids happens at school and the majority of fatal anaphylaxis in adults happens in restaurants. That`s why I am so cautious (read: paranoid) about dd eating restaurant food. I make sure to always tell the school the statistic about kids, that the most common place for kids to die from anaphylaxis is at school. I can just see their mind thinking, "better not be us". It really gets them to take it seriously.
[This message has been edited by Carefulmom (edited December 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 11:24am
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why does he want to know this?
I got your email by the way...will write back tomorrow.
have a good night!

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 11:42am
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Last statistics I saw (I think off two or three webpages) were that 300 people die per year from food allergies, and HALF of them are from PA.

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 1:23pm
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Quote:Originally posted by TwokidsNJ:
[b]Latest I heard about food allergy incidence is 1:125 (NPR Radio show from last weekend).
Anyone know if that is PA, or FA or LTFA?
Or do you have a different #?
Also I understand about 150 die of anaphylatic food allergy reactions per year. Is it true that 4 out of 5 of these happen at schools?
My principal wants more understanding of these numbers. THank you![/b]
Statistics and facts from FAAN...
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/downloads/FoodAllergyBasics.pdf"]http://www.foodallergy.org/downloads/FoodAllergyBasics.pdf[/url]
Also of interest...
[url="http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198"]http://www.nasn.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198[/url]
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited December 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:14pm
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Saknjmom, I didn't mean he is requiring answers to this...but in our last conversation I mentioned the 1:125 statistic and I could tell he was moved by that. He was like, wow, I didn't realize it was that high (though you'd think he would since he has 10 in a school of 300 kids). And he said that type of data is helpful.
Also, I think, from a previous conversation that he thinks death from anaphylaxis is completely rare. I know it is rare, but it does happen IN SCHOOLS and I think giving him some numbers on that would help. I told him 3 kids died in MA in a one year period a few years ago, which prompted the MA epipen law. (I heard that on the NPR radio show also), he seemed interested/shocked by that too.

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