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Table 3 Associations of Petrobacter abundance in the lung microbiome of healthy Malawians

From: Household air pollution and the lung microbiome of healthy adults in Malawi: a cross-sectional study

  Petrobacter abundance (%) p
Yes No
Sex: female 6.32 ± 10.37 1.32 ± 5.53 0.40
Cooking fuel: electricity only 0 ± 0 3.74 ± 8.51 <0.001*
Cooking location: mostly outdoor 0.51 ± 1.20 5.53 ± 10.20 0.015*
Lighting fuel: electricity only 0.025 ± 0.080 4.61 ± 9.27 0.0004*
“Ex-smoking” status 4.36 ± 9.06 0 ± 0 0.79
  1. GLM with negative binomial model shows associations of Petrobacter within the lung microbiome of Malawians, focussing on potential exposures to particulate exposures from domestic fuel use. The relative abundance of Petrobacter in each cohort was recorded as mean ± standard deviation
  2. *significance at p < 0.05 level