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Table 2 Association of demographic factors with community classes

From: Exploration of bacterial community classes in major human habitats

  Gender Age Race Sites Vaginal PH
Habitats Community classes for comparisona P b Community classes for comparisona P b Community classes for comparisona P b Community classes for comparisona P b Community classes for comparisona P b
Anterior nares Propionibacterium Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus, Moraxella 0.05         
Antecubital fossa Staphylococcus, Propionibacerium 0.005         
Retroauricular crease Staphylococcus, Propionibacterium, Corynebacterium 0.0004 Propionibacterium non-Propionibacterium 0.003       
Hard palate    Veillonella, Streptococcus 0.02       
Buccal mucosa        Haemophilus Streptococcus 0.00005   
Subgingval plaque        Two clusters 8.0 × 10-10   
Supragingival plaque      Two clusters 0.03 Two clusters 3.8 × 10-7   
Throat      Two clusters 0.04 Two clusters 6.2 × 10-6   
Palatine tonsils      Two clusters 0.03 Two clusters 9.5 × 10-7   
Saliva      Two clusters 0.03 Two clusters 0.00005   
Vagina      Lactobacillus, anaerobic class 0.04    Lactobacillus, anaerobic class 0.01
  1. aCommunity classes used in the demographic association analysis.
  2. bP-values after Bonferroni correction.
  3. Empty fields indicate there is no significant difference between the community classes for a give demographic factor.