Table 1

Characteristics of the patients with and without lactose malabsorption (LM).

Patients' characteristics

LM

Not LM

Statistics


Number of subjects

7

53

Male

1/7 (14%)

16/53 (30%)

ns (p = 0.66)

Age in years

46 (35-55)

36 (18-71)

ns (p = 0.15)

Scandinavian origin

7/7 (100%)

52/53 (98%)

ns (p = 1.00)

Body Mass Index (BMI)

21.1 (20.1-27.3)

24.8 (18.5-37.2)

p = 0.027

Organic bowel disease

0/7 (0%)

4/53 (8%)

ns (p = 1.00)

Abdominal discomfort after intake of milk/dairy products

4/6 (67%)

43/51 (84%)

ns (p = 0.28)

Daily smoker

1/7 (14%)

17/53 (32%)

ns (p = 0.66)


The results are given as number of patients (percentage in brackets) or median (range in brackets).

Hovde and Farup BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:82   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-82

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