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Revista Salud Uninorte

Print version ISSN 0120-5552On-line version ISSN 2011-7531


CERVANTES-DE LA TORRE, Karol et al. Maternal feeding and allergy development in minors of 6 and 7 years. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.1, pp.76-83. ISSN 0120-5552.


To establish the prevalence of allergies in boys and girls of 6 and 7 years old and their relation with maternal nutrition.

Methods and materials:

Descriptive transversal study of prevalence of allergies in boys and girls of 6 and 7 years old and their relation with theirs mother´s nutrition, information that was collected through the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire, which is used to describe the epidemiological behavior of diseases like asthma, rhinitis and eczema in kids and youths. It was resolved by theirs parents before their signature and delivery of informed consent. It was made a questionnaire throw one reliability of 0,78 in the α of Cronbach, an analysis of proportion to the categories of interest of this study and a contrast of hypothesis was made by the differences of proportions with the interval of confidence in a level of 95%


Given the results of the consumption of mother´s food in the gestation age and the presence of symptom of allergies in kids, it includes that: Value-P: 0,05 Value -Za/2: -34,6241, it´s not accepted the Ho for a α/2= 0,025. It was found in the study although mothers reported having consumed mainly healthy food, these children felt and showed symptom of allergic diseases, associated with asthma, rhinitis and eczema.


This study as well as others, does not present a consensus looking if the maternal diet influences positively in the reduction of allergies in neonates.

Keywords : Prenatal Nutrition; Diet; Food; and Nutrition; Asthma; Eczema (Source: DeCS; BIREME)..

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