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Table 2 Bacterial description of the six established community state types and their prevalences among the 238 heterosexual Black South African men

From: The penile microbiota of Black South African men: relationship with human papillomavirus and HIV infection

Community state type (CST)Dominant bacterial taxa (% relative abundance)Prevalence of CST (% (n/N))
CST-1Corynebacterium (69.5 (59.5–81.2))
Staphylococcus (3.4 (1.5–8.8))
53.4% (127/238)
CST-2Corynebacterium (41.4 (37.9–48.1))
Unclassified Clostridiales (12.9 (4.3–22.8))
Porphyromonas (8.3 (2.3–23.9))
9.2% (22/238)
CST-3Gardnerella (29.2 (23.3–37.7))
Corynebacterium (24.6 (11.2–32.6))
8.8% (21/238)
CST-4Chryseobacterium (22.0 (12.3–34.2))
Corynebacterium (16.3 (7.8–29.6))
Acinetobacter (15.2 (1.2–36.7))
7.6% (18/238)
CST-5Prevotella (20.1 (2.5–35.7))
Unclassified Clostridiales (16.4 (2.1–30.8))
Corynebacterium (11.7 (2.8–20.6))
Porphyromonas (8.8 (2.7–24.9))
18.5% (44/238)
CST-6Lactobacillus (73.4 (64.1–91.05))
Corynebacterium (9.0 (6.4–13.9))
2.5% (6/238)
  1. The relative abundance was expressed as median with interquartile ranges (IQRs, at 25th and 75th percentiles).