More than 35,000 households in the United States were screened to identify nasal allergy sufferers between ages 4 and 17. Individual screening was conducted with a parent in the household to confirm that their child had been diagnosed with nasal allergies and suffered from them or been treated for them in the past 12 months. Parents of children without allergies (N=504) were also interviewed as a comparison group. A third parallel survey was conducted among 501 healthcare practitioners, including a national sample of 401 doctors in direct patient care in outpatient settings: 100 in family practice specialties, 101 allergists, 100 otolaryngologists, and 100 pediatricians. In addition, 50 nurse practitioners and 50 physician assistants were interviewed as part of the survey.
The survey was conducted by the national public opinion research organization, Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI) and made public by Sepracor Inc, a leading manufacturer and distributor of respiratory pharmaceutical products.
About the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) is a
professional medical organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.,
that promotes excellence in the practice of the subspecialty of allergy and
immunology. The College, comprising more than 5,000
allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals, fosters a
culture of collaboration and congeniality in which its members work
together and with others toward the common goals of patient care,
education, advocacy and research. Educational information is available
|SOURCE American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology|
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