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Table 3 Presence of species at baseline

From: Quantification of bacterial species of the vaginal microbiome in different groups of women, using nucleic acid amplification tests

  Healthy population Clinic populationa Pairwise comparisons
  BV = 0 BV = 0 BV = 1 HP vs. CPBVneg HP vs. CPBVpos CPBVneg vs. CPBVpos
  N = 30 N = 29 N = 12
  N (%) N (%) N (%) p-value p-value p-value
L. crispatus 23 (77) 23 (79) 5 (42) 1.000 0.067 0.029
L. iners 20 (67) 25 (86) 10 (83) 0.125 0.453 1.000
L. jensenii 17 (57) 15 (52) 3 (25) 0.796 0.091 0.171
L. gasseri 19 (63) 7 (24) 1 (8) 0.004 0.002 0.214
L. vaginalis 22 (73) 18 (62) 1 (8) 0.421 <0.001 0.002
G. vaginalis 10 (33) 20 (69) 12 (100) 0.009 <0.001 0.039
A. vaginae 4 (13) 8 (28) 11 (92) 0.209 <0.001 <0.001
  1. All P-values from Fisher’s exact test; HP = Healthy population; CPBVneg = Clinic population women without BV; CPBVpos = Clinic population women with BV; vs. =versus; BV = 0 or Nugent scoring 0–3; BV = 1 or Nugent scoring 7–10.
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