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Table 2 Baseline characteristics at 8 years of age (%) for all children participating in the study and according to sex and living area

From: High incidence and remission of reported food hypersensitivity in Swedish children followed from 8 to 12 years of age – a population based cohort study

  LuleÅ PiteÅ Kiruna All
  (n = 1242) (n = 658) (n = 478) (n = 2378)
Variables at 8 years All Girls Boys All Girls Boys All Girls Boys All Girls Boys
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Allergic heredity 57.6 56.1 59.1 63.5 61.7 65.0 57.5 54.0 60.9 59.2 57.1 61.2
Current asthma 4.5 3.2 5.8 7.1 5.0 8.9 9.2 6.8 11.5 6.2 4.4 7.8
Current rhinitis 5.8 5.7 5.9 6.2 4.4 7.8 6.7 5.1 8.2 6.1 5.2 6.9
Current eczema 11.4 11.3 11.6 10.0 11.1 9.2 11.5 9.8 13.2 11.1 10.9 11.2
Any positive SPT* 29.8 26.9 32.8 - - - 29.3 26.4 32.2 29.7 26.8 32.6
  1. *The children from LuleÅ and Kiruna were invited to Skin prick testing.