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Table 4 Vaginal colonisation rates of Ureaplasma, Candida and Mycoplasma spp. at recruitment in women who delivered spontaneously preterm vs. at terma

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

  Preterm
N = 13
Term
N = 174
p-value
Ureaplasma spp. 11 (85 %) 78 (45 %) 0.006
U. parvum 10 (77 %) 63 (36 %) 0.004
U. urealyticum 2 (15 %) 23 (13 %) 0.687
Titre (CCU) of U . parvum b 6 (5–6;3–7) 5 (4–6;2–8) 0.043
Serovar 3 of U. parvum 3 (23 %) 23 (13 %) 0.399
Serovar 6 of U. parvum 7 (54 %) 26 (15 %) 0.002
Candida spp. 7 (54 %) 63 (36 %) 0.241
C. albicans 6 (46 %) 55 (32 %) 0.358
C. glabrata 1 (8 %) 9 (5 %) 0.522
Non-albicans/non-glabrata 0 4 (2 %) 1.000
Mycoplasma spp.    
M. hominis 2 (15 %) 19 (11 %) 0.644
M. genitalium 2 (15 %) 4 (2 %) 0.057
U. parvum+C. albicans 6 (46 %) 22 (13 %) 0.005
U. parvum serovar 6 +C. albicans 5 (39 %) 12 (7 %) 0.003
  1. aBold type indicates statistical significance (p < 0.05)
  2. bmedian, interquartile range, range