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Table 6 Number of virulence traits present in neonatal meningitis E. coli (NMEC) and fecal E. coli (HFEC) belonging to different phylogroups

From: Characterizing the pathotype of neonatal meningitis causing Escherichia coli (NMEC)

Phylogroup No. Virulence associated traits (Mean ± SD) p value
  NMEC HFEC  
A 10 ± 2.74 5.13 ± 2.33 0.0011a
B1 8.0 ± 2.83 6.5 ± 3.02 0.5610
B2 15.19 ± 3.21 4.64 ± 1.95 <0.0001a
D 12.4 ± 3.92 6.38 ± 2.79 0.0003a
  1. aDenotes a statistically significant difference between NMEC and HFEC