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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects

From: Infant gut microbiota and the hygiene hypothesis of allergic disease: impact of household pets and siblings on microbiota composition and diversity

  Overall (N = 24) Households with pets (N = 15) Households with siblings (N = 13)
N (%):       
Gender; male 12 (50.0) 6 (40.0) 7 (53.9)
Caesarean Delivery 6 (25.0) 3 (20.0) 3 (23.1)
Breastfed 15 (62.5) 8 (53.3) 9 (69.2)
Maternal Atopy 9 (37.5) 6 (40.0) 6 (46.2)
Siblings 13 (54.2) 6 (40.0) - -
Pets 15 (62.5) - - 6 (46.2)
Infant antibiotics 3 (12.5) 2 (15.4) 1 (8.3)
Maternal PS Education 18 (75.0) 13 (86.7) 9 (69.2)
Mean (SD):       
Birth Weight; g 3441 (493) 3453 (551) 3455 (357)
Gestational Age; wks 39.2 (1.6) 39.3 (1.4) 39.5 (1.2)
  1. SD, standard deviation; PS, post-secondary. Comparisons by chi-squared test / Fisher's exact test, or t-test; no statistically significant differences observed.
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