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Table 3 Infant fecal microbiota richness and diversity according to household pets and siblings

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

  N Chao1 Estimate: Shannon index:
Richness Diversity
Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p
Overall 24 12 (4.5)   1.38 (0.5)  
Pets
No 9 10.3 (5.3) 0.21 1.16 (0.59) 0.12
Yes 15 13.0 (4.6)   1.51 (0.46)  
Older siblings
No 11 13.5 (4.5) 0.16 1.50 (0.54) 0.34
Yes 13 10.7 (5.1)   1.29 (0.52)  
  1. SD, standard deviation. Comparison by unpaired, 2-sided t-test.
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