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Table 1 Demographics of study participants and collection methods for fecal and oral samples collected for microbiome analysis in Gonbad and Yazd, Iran

From: Comparison of fecal and oral collection methods for studies of the human microbiota in two Iranian cohorts

Characteristic Gonbad (N participants = 38) Yazd (N participants = 46)
Age in years (mean, std) 53.08 (1.78) 45.24 (10.54)
Sex (n, %)
 Male 16 (42.11) 28 (60.87)
 Female 22 (57.89) 17 (36.96)
 Missing 0 (0.00) 1 (2.17)
Oral Sample Collection Method Day-0 (n samples) Day-4 (n samples) Day-0 (n samples) Day-4 (n samples)
 OMNIgene 37 0 40 0
 Scope mouthwash 33 28 37 27
Fecal Sample Collection Method
 RNAlater 34 31 35 33
 Fecal occult blood test card 36 33 34 33