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Table 2 Test algorithm, allergens, number of patients and prevalence figures

From: Sensitization pattern to inhalant and food allergens in symptomatic children at first evaluation

Following-up allergens (if initial IgE test was positive)       
  Country prevalence % (btested) Prevalence and 95 % CI %a and totalb tested (a) (>0.35 kUA/L) Group/ Cluster (see Fig. 3)
  Italy Spain
     Grass
Velvet grass (g13)   n.d. 28.4 (23.6–33.6) (170) X
Rye grass (g5) 28.1 (170) 13.2 (70) 22.8 (19.2–26.7) (240) X
Timothy (g6) 27.7 (170) 12.6 (71) 22.3 (18.8–26.2) (241) X
Bermuda grass (g2)   n.d. 21.5 (17.2–26.4) (171) X
       Weed
Common ragweed (w1) (Ambrosia   n.d. 21.2 (17.0–25.9) (190) X
artemisiif.) Wormwood (w5) (Artemisia absinthium)   n.d. 11.7 (8.4–15.7) (170) X
Wall pellitory (w19) (Par. Officin.)   n.d. 10.2 (7.1–14.0) (170) X
Wall pellitory (w21) (Par. judaica) n.d.   7.7 (4.9–12.6) (70) -
Mugwort (w6) (Artemisia vulgaris) n.d.   7.2 (3.9–12.0) (70) -
Goosefoot (w10) (Chenopodium album) n.d.   3.9 (1.6–7.8) (71) -
       Hdm
Mite (d1) (dermatophagides pteronyssinus) 19.1 (171) 19.7 (71) 19.3 (16.0–23.0) (242) X
Mite (d2) (dermatophagides farinae) 20.1 (170) 16.4 (71) 18.8 (15.5–22.5) (241) X
       Tree
Olive (t9) 16.4 (169) 16.5 (70) 16.5 (13.3–20.0) (239) X
Hazel (t4)   n.d. 12.7 (9.2–16.8) (170) X
Birch (t3) 13.9 (170) 3.8 (70) 10.3 (7.8–13.2) (240) X
       Food
Milk (f2) 19.4 (129) 5.5 (33) 14.7 (11.5–18.5) (162) X
Egg (f1) 17.3 (129) 9.0 (33) 14.5 (11.3–18.2) (162) X
Wheat (f4) 12.0 (129) 5.5 (33) 9.8 (7.2–13.1) (162) X
Fish (f3); 0.0 (129) 0.0 (33) 0   (162) X
Peanut (f13) 9.2 (128) 6.3 (33) 6.6 (4.6–9.0) (161) X
Soya bean (f14) 7.1 (128) 4,9 (33) 5.1 (3.3–7.3) (161) X
Carrot (f31)   n.d. 7.0 (3.7–11.9) (82b) -
Tomato (f25)   n.d. 5.8 (2.8–10.4) (82) -
Potato (f35)   n.d. 5.2 (2.4–9.7) (82) -
Rice (f9)   n.d. 4.1 (1.7–8.2) (82) -
Meat (f27)   n.d. 1.7 (0.4–5.1) (82) -
       Pets
Dog (e5) n.d. 10.4 (72) 10.4 (6.4–15.8) (72) X
Cat (e1); 7.7 (169) 9.3 (72) 8.3 (6.0–11.1) (241) X
Cockroach (i6) n.d.   1.1 (0.1–3.9) (70) -
       Moulds
Alternaria alternata (m6) 6.8 (170) 7.7 (70) 7.1 (5.0–9.7) (240) X
Aspergillus fumigatus (m3) 3.5 (344) n.d. 3.5 (1.8–6.0) (190) X
Cladosporium herbarun (m2) 1.9 (170) 2.2 (70) 2.0 (0.9–3.6) (240) X
  1. aBased on number of patients with allergy-ike symptoms included in Spain and/or Italy centers
  2. bPerformed in patients <5 years of age