Leaflet topic 2008 2010 2012 2013 % change 2008-2013
Allergen Avoidance 11.72 11.65 14 14.26a 21.7b
Allergy medications 12.05 13.09 12.22 13.35a 10.8b
Allergy to cosmetics 14.17 15.08 15.07 13.61 -4
Allergy to domestic pets 13.25 13.38 14.12 12.55 -5.3
Anaphylaxis and severe allergic reaction 14.34 15.35 12.97 14.43a 0.6
Asthma 11.31 12.94 12.16 12.77a 12.9b
Atopic eczema 15.17 16.51 15.62 14.87 -2
Catering guide to severe food allergies 10.78 11.41 12.11 15.46a 43.4b
Complementary and alternative medicine 16.19 18.68 18.53 15.13 -6.5
Diagnosis of allergy in children 14.62 14.48 13.55 13.55 -7.3
Egg allergy 13.27 16.04 12.45 12.88 -2.9
First aid anaphylaxis 15.17 14.41 14.84 15.53a 2.4
Fish and seafood allergy 15.67 16.61 16.44 13.55 -13.5c
Food allergy in children 14.81 15.7 15.29 13.25 -10.5c
Hay fever and allergic rhinitis 13.43 12.79 13.02 13.81a 2.8
Immunotherapy 13.16 13.52 15.11 14.49a 10.1b
Milk allergy 13.41 15.5 12.97 12.35 -7.9
Mould allergy advice 11.77 10.65 12.65 11.17 -5.1
Nickel allergy 11.74 11.8 11.74 13.1a 11.6b
Oral allergy syndrome 12.49 15.75 12.57 12.67a 1.4
Peanut and tree nut allergy 12.85 15.75 14.22 12.11 -5.8
Pollen and moulds in the garden 11.49 12.7 11.34 11.45a -0.3
Rubber latex allergy 13.76 13.87 14.2 13.82a 0.4
Salicylate and aspirin 12.56 12.97 11.86 14.07a 12
Sesame and other seeds allergy 14.35 14.73 15.69 13.12 -8.6
Shopping and cooking for a restricted diet 12.75 15.6 13.9 13.14a 3.1
Soya (soy) allergy 15.08 15.97 13.02 15.2a 0.8
Sun sensitivity 13.17 14.18 13.73 14.24a 8.1
Travelling with food allergy 11.55 12.81 11.98 12.06a 4.4
Urticaria and angioedema 14.62 14.69 13.61 13.16 -10c
Wasp and bee sting allergy 13.9 14.52 12.4 13.73 -1.2
Average SMOG score 13.37 14.29 13.66 13.51 1
a= 2013 SMOG score higher than 2012 score
b= % change between 2008 to 2013 >10%
c= % change between 2008 to 2013 <-10%
Table 2: Readability scores of allergy UK leaflets.