The incidence of allergy—has it changed?


K. K. Eaton, Inhalant Allergy Clinic, The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.


A survey of the incidence of allergy in the entire population of a new-town general practice is reported, comparing the year 1974 with 1979. A rise in the incidence of allergic complaints is noted in both sexes. However, hay fever and asthma continue to show a male dominance.