Table 1: Number of visits to the emergency department for anaphylaxis and allergy in Ontario and Alberta, by diagnostic type, 2006–2007 to 2013–2014

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Fiscal year

Diagnostic type

Age

2006–2007

2007–2008

2008–2009

2009–2010

2010–2011

2011–2012

2012–2013

2013–2014

Allergic reactions

All

67,067

67,904

64,643

69,577

67,838

71,500

75,783

78,983

0–4

8,768

9,281

9,598

9,724

10,039

10,932

10,613

11,284

5–12

7,515

7,398

7,561

7,607

7,583

8,513

8,470

9,112

13–17

4,394

4,436

4,255

4,552

4,307

4,530

4,420

4,544

18–64

39,823

39,959

36,974

40,439

39,074

40,267

44,104

45,609

65+

6,567

6,830

6,255

7,255

6,835

7,258

8,175

8,433

Anaphylaxis

All

3,089

3,333

3,540

4,024

4,564

5,004

5,480

6,435

0–4

373

412

489

544

639

685

708

834

5–12

330

324

322

438

489

501

580

724

13–17

256

303

347

400

462

524

567

622

18–64

1,980

2,132

2,205

2,440

2,751

3,024

3,324

3,938

65+

150

162

177

202

223

269

301

317

Notes

Ontario and Alberta are reported, as only these provinces have complete coverage over time.

Allergic reactions include diagnosis codes L50.0, L50.9, T63.–, T78.1, T78.3, T78.4, T78.8, T78.9, T88.1 and T88.7.

Anaphylaxis includes diagnosis codes T78.0, T78.2, T80.5 and T88.6.

Sources

National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, 2006–2007 to 2013–2014, Canadian Institute for Health Information; Alberta Ambulatory Care Reporting System, 2006–2007 to 2009–2010, Alberta Health Services.