Peanut Allergy Survey Results

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 12:18pm
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from Denise at [url="http://www.foodallergyconnection.org/"]http://www.foodallergyconnection.org/[/url]

1. Are you afraid or apprehensive about sending your child to daycare or school with peanut allergy?
Answer Number
Yes 92% 404
No 7% 31
Total 435
2. Did you eat peanut products or peanut butter while pregnant?
Answer Number
Yes 92% 402
No 7% 33
Total 435
3. Did you nurse the child with the peanut allergy?
Answer Number
Yes 80% 350
No 19% 85
Total 435
4. Did you eat peanut products while nursing?
Answer Number
Yes 70% 306
No 29% 129
Total 435
5. Did you feed the allergic child peanut products before he/she was 1 year old?
Answer Number
Yes 14% 65
No 85% 370
Total 435
6. Did you feed the allergic child peanut products before he/she was 2 years old?
Answer Number
Yes 55% 242
No 44% 193
Total 435
7. Have your spouse or spouses parents/siblings had allergies at any time in their lives?
Answer Number
Yes 65% 284
No 34% 151
Total 435
8. Have you or your parents/siblings had food allergies at any time in your lives?
Answer Number
Yes 30% 134
No 69% 301
Total 435
9. Have your spouse or spouses parents/siblings had asthma at any time in their lives?
Answer Number
Yes 30% 132
No 69% 303
Total 435

10. Would you now have your baby evaluated by an allergist before introducing peanut products?
Answer Number
Yes 77% 339
No 22% 96
Total 435
11. Have you or your parents/siblings had allergies at any time in your lives?
Answer Number
Yes 76% 331
No 23% 104
Total 435
12. Have your spouse or spouses parents/siblings had hay fever at any time in their lives?
Answer Number
Yes 59% 258
No 40% 177
Total 435
13. Is your child under the care of a Board-Certified Allergist for food allergies?
Answer Number
Yes 87% 380
No 12% 55
Total 435
14. Have you or your parents/siblings had asthma at any time in your lives?
Answer Number
Yes 42% 187
No 57% 248
Total 435
15. Did your child show signs of allergies while nursing?
Answer Number
Yes 29% 127
No 70% 308
Total 435
16. Are you or were you happy with the care your child received from the pediatrician or family doctor for food allergies?
Answer Number
Yes 60% 265
No 39% 170
Total 435
17. Have you or your parents/siblings had hay fever at any time in your lives?
Answer Number
Yes 68% 299
No 31% 136
Total 435
18. Did your child show signs of colic while nursing?
Answer Number
Yes 25% 112
No 74% 323
Total 435
19. Is your spouse supportive and understanding about your child's peanut allergy?
Answer Number
Yes 94% 413
No 5% 22
Total 435
20. Have your spouse or spouses parents/siblings had food allergies at any time in their lives?
Answer Number
Yes 29% 130
No 70% 305
Total 435
21. Did your child show signs of skin rashes while nursing?
Answer Number
Yes 48% 211
No 51% 224
Total 435
22. Is your extended family supportive and understanding about your child's peanut allergy?
Answer Number
Yes 81% 355
No 18% 80
Total 435
23. Would you now avoid peanut products while pregnant?
Answer Number
Yes 94% 413
No 5% 22
Total 435
24. Have you or your spouse administered epinephrine to your child during an allergic reaction?
Answer Number
Yes 9% 43
No 90% 392
Total 435
25. Would you now avoid peanut products while nursing?
Answer Number
Yes 95% 415
No 4% 20
Total 435
26. Has your child had more than one allergic reaction that required epinephrine?
Answer Number
Yes 11% 52
No 88% 383
Total 435
27. Would you now delay introducing peanut products until your child was older?
Answer Number
Yes 95% 414
No 4% 21
Total 435
28. Did your child have allergic reactions that were not treated with epinephrine due to lack of education on your part or the physician's part?
Answer Number
Yes 26% 117
No 73% 318
Total 435
29. If so, would you delay introduction of peanut products until at least age three?
Answer Number
Yes 93% 405
No 6% 30
Total 435
30. Looking back, were there any reactions you would have handled differently had you been more educated?
Answer Number
Yes 60% 261
No 40% 174
Total 435

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Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 1:15pm
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wow. some of those surprise me. a large percentage of people have supportive spouses? that surprises me - in a good way. and supportive relatives??? that really surprises me. and that fact that so few have had to use epinephrine surprises me too.

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 10:41pm
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Supportive extended families surpised me also. I was shocked at how few have had to administer epi also.
My PA dd started off colicky, eczema that wouldn't go away, GERD that we were hospitalized for at 3 days old...
So many people answered their child did not have colic or skin rashes...that also surprised me.
Interesting survey.

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2006 - 11:06am
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I too was surprised by the high rates of supportive extended families. (Can I get one of those? LOL) Mine just think I'm a paranoid, overreacting mother, when in reality, I probably under-react if anything!
I was reassured to read how few people have had to administer epi or and how few have had a second reaction. I guess that's just good avoidance.
I totally agree with not giving peanuts/nuts until three. I was planning that before I knew she had allergies anyway. Heck, she's never had a peanut or nut! Thank goodness we found out before...or this coming winter we would have found out the hard way!!

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 11:49am
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I'm surprised about the suporting husbands and extended family as I had a hard time in the beginning. It's better now, but not to the point where I'm comfortable.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 1:18pm
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SallyL, how long have you been dealing with PA? If it hasn't been very long, give the extended family a little more time.
My family did a lot of eye-rolling for the first year, but now, even my hard-core sister who thinks everything is 'in your head' gave me a hard time in a restaurant because she thought I wasn't being careful enough!

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 1:15pm
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

wow. some of those surprise me. a large percentage of people have supportive spouses? that surprises me - in a good way. and supportive relatives??? that really surprises me. and that fact that so few have had to use epinephrine surprises me too.

Posted on: Wed, 11/01/2006 - 10:41pm
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Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Supportive extended families surpised me also. I was shocked at how few have had to administer epi also.
My PA dd started off colicky, eczema that wouldn't go away, GERD that we were hospitalized for at 3 days old...
So many people answered their child did not have colic or skin rashes...that also surprised me.
Interesting survey.

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2006 - 11:06am
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I too was surprised by the high rates of supportive extended families. (Can I get one of those? LOL) Mine just think I'm a paranoid, overreacting mother, when in reality, I probably under-react if anything!
I was reassured to read how few people have had to administer epi or and how few have had a second reaction. I guess that's just good avoidance.
I totally agree with not giving peanuts/nuts until three. I was planning that before I knew she had allergies anyway. Heck, she's never had a peanut or nut! Thank goodness we found out before...or this coming winter we would have found out the hard way!!

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 11:49am
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Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I'm surprised about the suporting husbands and extended family as I had a hard time in the beginning. It's better now, but not to the point where I'm comfortable.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 1:18pm
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Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

SallyL, how long have you been dealing with PA? If it hasn't been very long, give the extended family a little more time.
My family did a lot of eye-rolling for the first year, but now, even my hard-core sister who thinks everything is 'in your head' gave me a hard time in a restaurant because she thought I wasn't being careful enough!

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