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Table 1 Characterization of FACSA and UNEME cohort

From: Prevalence of Blastocystis and its association with Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio in clinically healthy and metabolically ill subjects

  Total FACSA UNEME
Age, years 21 (19–45) 20 (19–21) 55 (46–63)a
Sex, n(%)
Female 201 (70.77) 132 (66.0) 69 (82.14)a
Male 83 (29.23) 68 (34.0) 15 (17.86)
BMI, kg/mt2 26.60 (22.39–31.4) 24.29 (21.08–28.76) 31.55 (28–35.50)a
Normal 118(41.55) 111(55.50) 7 (8.33)a
Overw/obesity 166(58.45) 89(44.50) 77(91.67)
Place of residence
Urban 197 (69.37) 170 (85.0) 27 (32.14)
Rural 87 (30.63) 30 (15.0) 57 (67.86)a
Hematic Biometry
 Leukocytess/mm3 6.91 ± 1.67 6.61 ± 1.60 7.57 ± 1.63a
 Total Lymphocytes/mm3 2.2 (1.8–2.6) 2.1 (1.7–2.5) 2.3 (1.9–2.7)a
 Total MXD /mm3 0.5 (0.4–0.6) 0.5 (0.4–0.6) 0.5 (0.3–0.7)a
 Total Neutrophils /mm3 4.10 ± 1.3 3.92 ± 1.26 4.65 ± 1.31a
 Platelets/mm3 257.44 ± 57.95 250.84 ± 51.64 272.44 ± 68.1a
  1. BMI: Body mass index, kg: Kilograms, mt2: Square meter, Overw/obesity : Overweight and obesity, n: Number, (%) :Percentage, MXD: Monocytes, eosinophils and basophils count, mm3: Cubic millimeter. x2, Mann-Whitey-Wilcoxon, t de student, a: p<0.05