Table 4

 Milk related symptoms and milk consumption in Finnish children with different genotypes of the C/T-13910 variant

GenotypeC/C-13910 Lactose malabsorber n (%)C/T-13910 Lactose absorber n (%)T/T-13910 Lactose absorber n (%)Total n (%)p Value
*Lactose malabsorption confirmed in lactose tolerance test in two children.
†Compared with non-milk drinkers.
‡Milk drinkers versus non-milk drinkers.
Answers7 (10%)42 (59%)22 (31%)71 (100%)
Symptoms from milk3 (43%)13 (31%)9 (41%)25 (35%)NS
Verified milk allergy1 (14%)1 (2%)1 (5%)3 (4%)NS
Suspicion of lactose intolerance3* (43%)5 (12%)3 (14%)9 (13%)NS
Drinks milk >2 dl/day2 (29%)25 (60%)12 (55%)39 (55%)p<0.01†
    1–2 dl milk/day1 (14%)16 (38%)9 (41%)26 (37%)p<0.01†
    Never drinks milk4 (57%)1 (2%)1 (5%)6 (8%)p<0.001‡