Table 3

Total bacterial numbers in treated and control samples at week 4 and week 8

InfantCopies of 16S rRNA/g wet stoolPa
Wk 4Wk 8
Treated
    B9.79 × 1076.57 × 1070.7728
    F5.89 × 1073.53 × 1080.0809
    G3.28 × 1077.79 × 1070.0518
    H3.52 × 1076.43 × 1080.1489
    Average4.78 × 1072.48 × 1080.0005
Control
    K6.23 × 1077.35 × 1070.1489
    L2.19 × 1073.61 × 1080.0809
    M2.37 × 1072.18 × 1080.0518
    N9.05 × 1075.75 × 1060.0765
    Average4.96 × 1071.91 × 1070.0289
  • a P values are based on Mann-Whitney analysis, with statistical significance being defined as a P value of <0.05. P values indicate whether differences between total bacterial numbers in each infant at week 4 and week 8 are statistically significant.