Table 2

Characteristics of food allergic and non-allergic children whose birth records were retrospectively reviewed
Allergic Non-Allergic P Value
n=99 n=192
Gender (n) 0.02
 Males 66 101
 Females 33 91
Race/Ethnicity (n) 0.10
 White 79 167
 Black 3 9
 Asian 8 5
 Hispanic 5 5
 Not identified 4 6
Parity (n) 0.93
 Zero (excluding this child) 79 154
 ≥1 (excluding this child) 20 38
Maternal History of Atopy (%) 0.15
 Yes 43 57
 No 32 68
Gestational age (weeks) 38.3 38.0 0.33
Birth weight (kg) 3.36 3.24 0.17
Delivery Type (%) 0.79
 Vaginal 67.7 66.1
 C-section 32.2 33.9
Peripartum antibiotics (%) 28.3 28.1 1.0
Neonatal antibiotics (%) 16.2 12.5 0.39
NICU stay (%) 17.2 16.7 0.91
Known positive intent to breastfeed (%) 88.9 74.2 <0.005
Known Group BStreptococcus 0.72
 Positive (%) 18 16
 Negative (%) 32 33

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Karpa et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:87   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-87

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