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Table 5 Simpson’s diversity index of each MLVA loci

From: Characterization of Salmonella Typhimurium isolates from domestically acquired infections in Finland by phage typing, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, PFGE and MLVA

MLVA locus DI (95 % CI) for DT1 (n = 180) DI (95 % CI) for U277 (n = 33) DI (95 % CI) for DT 104 (n = 32) DI (95 % CI) for all DTs (n = 375) k-value for all DTs
STTR9 0.065 (0.015-0.115) 0.000 (0.000-0.189) 0.119 (0.000-0.271) 0.328 (0.298-0.358) 7
STTR5 0.574 (0.499-0.648) 0.571 (0.418-0.724) 0.742 0.652-0.833) 0.795 (0.780-0.811) 19
STTR6 0.097 (0.037-0.157) 0.000 (0.000-0.189) 0.807 (0.706-0.908) 0.494 (0.462-0.527) 21
STTR10 0.076 (0.022-0.129) 0.059 (0.000-0.169) 0.752 (0.655-0.849) 0.408 (0.375-0.441) 20
STTR3 0.211 (0.135-0.288) 0.298 (0.130-0465) 0.225 (0.042-0.407) 0.438 (0.409-0.467) 10
  1. DI, Simpson’s diversity index
  2. 95 % CI, Confidence Interval, precision of the diversity index, expressed as 95 %
  3. upper & lower boundaries
  4. DT, Definite phage type
  5. k-value, Number of different repeats present at each locus in this sample set