S. KAYISOGLU and A. ICOZ
Namık Kemal University, Technical Vocational School, Food Technology, 59030 Tekirdag, Turkey
KAYISOGLU, S. and A. ICOZ, 2015. Identifying the level of probiotic products consumption of Namik Kemal University students. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21: 1312–1316
This research was done in order to identify the level of probiotic products consumption of university students with the help of randomly chosen 315 female and 275 male students – totally 590 students – who are studying at Namık Kemal University in 2011-2012 spring terms. 61.7% of the participants know the probiotic products, 71.4% of the female students and 50.5% of the male students know the probiotic products. It was found that there was an important relationship between gender and probiotic product knowledge ((χ2) = 27.094; P < 0.05). 42.2% of the participants consume probiotic products, 47.3% of the female students and 36.1% of the male students consume probiotic products. There is an important relationship between gender and probiotic product consumption ((χ2) =7.522; P<0.05). 38.5% of the participants do not consume probiotic products because they don’t believe that they are healthy, 32.1% of the participants find them tasteless, 11.2% of the participants believe that they are harmful, and 18.2% of the participants find them healthy but expensive.
In this aim, it was aimed to call attention to probiotic products, give information about their benefits to students and increase their consumption.