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Table 2 Characteristics of allergic population [n = 22]a

From: “If we are waiting for the numbers alone, we will miss the point”: a qualitative study of the perceived rise of food allergy and associated risk factors in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

ID [PP] Allergic individual in household Age of allergic person Age of diagnosis [DS] DS Place of residence Metropolitan/municipal & district areas
Child Self
M F M F
1x   X    5 1 PD La La municipal
  X    5 11/2
2     X 25 15   Cantonments Accra metropolis
3 X     3 1   East Legon Accra metropolis
4    X   26 18 PD Tema Tema metropolis
5 X     12 4   Dodowa Shai-Osudoku district
6     X 20 11   Adenta Adentan municipal
7    X   23 17   Weija Ga South municipal
8     X 25 15 PD Lashibi Tema metropolis
9   X    3 1   Dansoman Accra metropolis
10    X   22 13   Kwabenya Ga East municipal
11     X 24 10   Sakonono Tema metropolis
12    X   25 19   Amasaman Ga West municipal
13x X     12 3 PD Agbogba Ga East municipal
  X    8 2
14    X   25 14   Teshie-Nungua Ledzokuku-Krowor municipal
15 X     4 1 PD Osu Accra metropolis
16    X   23 12   Achimota Accra metropolis
17 X     5 2   East Legon Accra metropolis
18 X     4 2   Cantonments Accra metropolis
19   X    3 1 PD Ashiaman Ashiaman municipal
20   X    4 2   Community 2 Tema municipal
Total 12 10      
  1. aParticipants have more than one child with food allergy
  2. PD – self-report of a physician diagnosis of food allergy