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Table 2 Detection rates for vaginal Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma and Candida spp. during pregnancya

From: Ureaplasma parvum genotype, combined vaginal colonisation with Candida albicans, and spontaneous preterm birth in an Australian cohort of pregnant women

Organisms Time-point 1
(n = 191)
Time-point 2
(n = 154)
Time-point 3
(n = 152)
Gestation at sampling (wk)b 21 (13–26) 29 (24–38) 36 (32–40)
Ureaplasma spp. 91 (48 %) 74 (48 %) 67 (44 %)
U. parvum 74 (39 %) 63 (41 %) 53 (35 %)
 SV1 11 (5.8 %) 10 (6.5 %) 10 (6.6 %)
 SV3 27 (14.1 %) 20 (13 %) 19 (12.5 %)
 SV6 31 (16.2 %) 24 (15.6 %) 18 (11.8 %)
 SV6.1 1 (0.5 %) 1 (0.6 %) 1 (0.7 %)
 SV14 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
 Mixed 2 (1 %) 2 (1.3 %) 3 (2 %)
 Too weak to call 0 (0 %) 3 (1.9 %) 0 (0 %)
 No amplification 2 (1 %)c 2 (1.3 %)c 2 (1.3 %)c
U. urealyticum 25 (13 %) 15 (10 %) 16 (11 %)
Candida spp. 73 (38 %) 53 (34 %) 52 (34 %)
C. albicans 63 (33 %) 50 (33 %) 48 (32 %)
C. glabrata 10 (5 %) 2 (1 %) 3 (2 %)
 Non-albicans/non-glabrata
Candida spp.
5 (3 %) 5 (3 %) 2 (1 %)
M. hominis 21 (11 %) 12 (8 %) 16 (11 %)
M. genitalium 6 (3 %) 3 (2 %) 4 (3 %)
  1. aDue to variations in sample compliance, apparent reductions or increases in genotypes over the three time points are not indicative of genotype stability
  2. brepresents median, range
  3. cSame study participants