The frequency variation of pupils with lactose intolerance and the variety of the symptoms in Macedonia

Reçi, Mije and Qoku, Leonora (2018) The frequency variation of pupils with lactose intolerance and the variety of the symptoms in Macedonia. Journal of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of UT, 3 (5-6). pp. 18-24. ISSN 2671-3039

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Lactose intolerance - LI is a condition in which people have symptoms due to the decreased ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy product. Those affected vary for lactose they can tolerate before symptoms develop. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas and nausea. Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of enzyme lactase in the small intestines to break lactose down into glucose and lactose. The research method is LTT (Lactose Tolerance Test). The purpose of the study consisted in calculating the variation of the frequency of the students with LI and the variation of the symptoms shown by the age at the interval of 12-17 years in Macedonia. For the testing of the analysis has been used the "Glukometer - II" device with the "Dextrostis" indicator strip, making blood glucose measurement before and 40 minutes after lactose drinking. Raising the glucose level by less than 1.1 mmol / l is considered as a sign that the student suffers from LI. Of the 109 students included in the study, the relative observed frequency of students with LI resulted 86.2% and the standard error of 3.3%. Concerning the calculation of the observed relative frequency, the students with symptoms among those with LI, resulted 51.1% and the standard error associated with 1.9%. We have come to the conclusion that the relative frequency of the students with LI in this age interval is not dependent on age

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:21
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:21

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