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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population and count of total coliforms bacteria

From: Antagonistic effect of Lactobacillusstrains against gas-producing coliforms isolated from colicky infants

  Colicky infants (n = 45) Controls (n = 42) p-value
Gender (M/F) 25/20 24/18 1.000**
Age at recruitment (days) 42 (15-95) 39 (17-98) 0.788*
Type of delivery (spontaneous/caesarean) 27/18 23/19 0.668**
Birth weight (grams) 3300 (2550-3970) 3350 (2520-4010) 0.951*
Crying time (minutes per day) 225 (185-310) 105 (60-135) 0.000*
Average count of total coliform bacteria (log10 CFU/g of faeces) 5.98 (2.00-8.76) 3.90 (2.50-7.10) 0.015*
  1. Data are expressed as median (range) or numbers.
  2. *Mann-Whitney Test.
  3. **Fisher's Exact Test