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Table 2 Main concerns regarding allergy

From: Living with severe allergy: an Anaphylaxis Campaign national survey of young people

  N (%)
Restricted diet/can’t try different food/restaurants 61 (12%)
Worried about having an anaphylactic shock/reaction (when out) and not being able to deal with it/nobody to help 61 (12%)
Having to constantly ask/check/find out what foods contain/whether contain nuts etc. 51 (10%)
Life threatening condition/could be fatal/serious 40 (8%)
Can’t eat same as friends/family/have to order different things 36 (7%)
Other people’s ignorance/lack of understanding 34 (7%)
Concerns with food packaging/labelling (too vague, too cautious etc.) 29 (6%)
Restricts/limits my life 24 (5%)