Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the study population and count of total coliforms bacteria

Colicky infants (n = 45)

Controls (n = 42)

p-value


Gender (M/F)

25/20

24/18

1.000**

Age at recruitment (days)

42 (15-95)

39 (17-98)

0.788*

Type of delivery (spontaneous/caesarean)

27/18

23/19

0.668**

Birth weight (grams)

3300 (2550-3970)

3350 (2520-4010)

0.951*

Crying time (minutes per day)

225 (185-310)

105 (60-135)

0.000*

Average count of total coliform bacteria (log10 CFU/g of faeces)

5.98 (2.00-8.76)

3.90 (2.50-7.10)

0.015*


Data are expressed as median (range) or numbers.

*Mann-Whitney Test.

**Fisher's Exact Test

Savino et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:157   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-157

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