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Table 1 Clinical characteristic of mothers and infants from different groups (disinfection group, non-disinfection group and cesarean section group)

From: The effects of perineal disinfection on infant’s oral microflora after transvaginal examination during delivery

Characteristics D(N = 10) V(N = 10) C (N = 10) DvsVvsC
P value
Mother’s age 28.5 ± 3.5 29.3 ± 3.5 27.3 ± 3.8 0.46
Infant sex (F/M) 5/5 5/5 6/4 0.87
Gestational week 39.5 ± 1.4 39.4 ± 0.7 39.7 ± 1.2 0.87
Birth weight (g) 3130 ± 393 3114 ± 293 3450 ± 451 0.11
Gestational weight gain (kg) 13.2 ± 5.2 13.1 ± 3.2 14 ± 3.8 0.87
Gestational diabetes mellitus 0 1 1 0.59
  1. D represents the disinfection group, V represents the non-disinfection group and C represents the cesarean section group. Three experimental groups were compared using the ANOVA test. Categorical variables were presented as sample number / total number, and relevant group comparisons were performed using Chi-square test. P value of 0.05 or less was considered statistically significant, and test level α = 0.05