Journal of Allergy / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Exploring Perceptions and Experiences of Food Allergy among New Canadians from Asia

Table 1

Participant characteristics ( ).

Participant characteristicsNumber of participants (%)

GenderMale4 (22)
Female14 (78)

Age group18–214 (22)
22–257 (39)
26–302 (11)
31–403 (17)
41–502 (11)

Birth place China5 (28)
Hong Kong3 (17)
Malaysia1 (5)
Philippines4 (22)
Thailand2 (11)
Vietnam1 (5)
Othera2 (11)

Years lived in Canada0–56 (33)
6–104 (22)
11–206 (33)
21+2 (11)

Allergic person in householdSelf14 (78)
Child4 (22)

AllergybPeanut6 (33)
Shellfish (including lobster, shrimp, and prawns)12 (67)
Fish5 (27)
Fruit (including lychee, durian, blueberries, and mango)4 (22)
Beans2 (11)
Egg2 (11)
Wheat1 (5)
Milk1 (5)

Age of diagnosis (years)0-12 (11)
2–51 (5)
6–103 (17)
11–157 (39)
16–205 (28)

Participant was raised, but not born, in East or Southeast Asia.
bSum is not equal to number of participants due to multiple responses.