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Table 1 Mean (SD) of variables in the cross-sections of aortic segments from infected and sham inoculated apoE KO mice

From: Mycoplasma pneumoniae and/or Chlamydophila pneumoniae inoculation causing different aggravations in cholesterol-induced atherosclerosis in apoE KO male mice

Group Plaque/internal surface Mean (SD) External Diameter Mean (SD) % obstruction Mean (SD) plaque height Inflammation adventitia (0 - 3+)
MP (n = 12) 0.038 (0.037) 0.38 (0.11) 69 (26) 0.20 (0.12) 0.22 (0.67)
CP (n = 7) 0.043 (0.028) 0.37 (0.11) 90(26) 0.23 (0.08) 0.44 (0.53)
MPCP (n = 5) 0.032 (0.027) 0.30 (0.11) 84 (4.0) 0.18 (0.08) 1.33 (0.82)
Sham inoculated (n = 6) 0.02 (0.03) 0.30 (0.11) 42 (46) 0.08 (0.09) 0.71 (0.76)
P (ANOVA and Dunn's test) 0.20 0.27 0.047 (CP vs Sham) 0.07 0.02 (MP vs MPCP)
P (T test) 0.07 (MP vs Sham) 0.06 (CP vs Sham)    0.012 (CP vs Sham)  
  1. MP - Mycoplasma pneumoniae, CP - Chlamydia pneumoniae, SD -Standard Deviation. P values correspond to ANOVA test and Dunn's, for non-normally distributed values or Bonferroni's test for normally distributed values.