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Food Allergy

Survey Finds Many Unprepared for Anaphylaxis

Regional Findings

Low level of compliance

Do NOT always carry an epinephrine auto-injector as recommended by physicians:

Canada: 57%

  • Atlantic: 61%
  • Quebec: 48%
  • Ontario:  57%
  • West:      63%

Likely to Panic

Likely to panic in the event they or their child had an anaphylactic reaction:

  • Canada: 27%
  • Atlantic: 23%
  • Quebec: 28%
  • Ontario:  23%
  • West:      32%

Uncertain about correct use

Are not confident in their ability to correctly use an auto-injector:

  • Canada: 16%
  • Atlantic: 16%
  • Quebec: 13%
  • Ontario:  16%
  • West:      19%

Worried others will not know what to do

Others may not know how to administer an auto-injector:

  • Canada: 56%
  • Atlantic: 56%
  • Quebec: 47%
  • Ontario:  57%
  • West:      59%

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