TABLE 3

Evidence on the associations between socioeconomic position (SEP) and allergic diseases

Prevalence rate of allergy positively associated with
Higher SEPLower SEPInconclusive/no association
Allergy/atopy
 General1212
Aeroallergens
 General3
 Outdoor allergens1
  Allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis114
  Pollen12
  Grass1
 Indoor allergens1
  Cat11
  House dust mite2
  Mould1
  Cockroach1
Food allergy
 General4
 Tree nut1
 Peanut1
 Cow milk1
Skin allergy
 General/itch/rash211
 Atopic dermatitis1027
Other
 Eosinophilic oesophagitis1
 Vernal keratoconjunctivitis1
Total n (%)51 (66)9 (12)17 (22)
  • Data are presented as n, unless otherwise stated.