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Table 4 Classification of incident, persistent and outgrown symptoms and diagnosis

From: The association of infant feeding patterns with food allergy symptoms and food allergy in early childhood

  FAS (N = 328)   DDFA (N = 76)  
Groups Infancy (4, 9, 12 months) Year 6 n Infancy (4, 9, 12 months) Year 6 n
Incident cases at Year 6 + 51 + 16
Persistent to Year 6 + + 52 + + 0
Outgrown food allergy at anytime + 52 + 31
Missing/Ambiguous ./+/− ./+/− 173 ./+/− ./+/− 29
  1. FAS Food Allergy Symptomatic Children, DDFA Doctors’ Diagnosed Food Allergy
  2. + - Presence of Symptoms/Diagnosis; − - Absence of Symptoms/Diagnosis