What is the prevalence of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in the US?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Javed Sheikh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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The prevalence of allergic rhinitis in the United States ranges from 3% to 19%, and 30 to 60 million people are affected each year. The development of allergic rhinitis before 20 years of age occurs in 80% of cases. [14] In 2012, 9% of children younger than 18 years and 7.5% of adults reported allergic rhinitis in the past 12 months. [15]


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