Table 2

Feeding habits and demographic factors affecting the relative abundance of microbial groups

Bacteria groups

Mean differences (95% CI)

p value


Total breastfeeding: Yes versus No

Lactobacilli - Enterococci

5.236 (1.044 - 9.428)

0.015

Weaning age

Clostridium leptum

-0.827 (-1.5934 - -0.0602)

0.035

Sibling number

Bifidobacterium

Enterobacteriaceae

3.873 (0.112 -7.634)

-0.526 (-0.8725 - -0.1801)

0.044

0.004


Linear mixed model analysis adjusted with confounding factors (Location, mode of delivery, weaning age, sibling number, total breastfeeding up to 6 month, eczema and prenatal antibiotics). Only bacteria groups with statistically significant differences are listed.

Yap et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:193   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-193

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