Table 2.

Populations of enterococci in fecal samples

SubjectEnterococcal population (log10 bacteria/g)
Control period (n = 6)Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
13.5 (<2.0–5.2)a4.3 (0.8)b, c3.2d
2<2.0 (<2.0–5.4)a5.5 (0.3)b<2.0 (<2.0–2.8)a
34.8 (0.4)b5.5 (0.2)b7.1 (0.1)b
43.5 (<2.0–3.5)a4.5 (0.5)b5.0 (0.7)b
55.5 (0.3)b4.7 (0.5)b4.4 (0.8)b
63.3 (<2.0–4.9)a3.7 (0.8)b2.8 (<2.0–4.3)a
75.4 (0.3)b5.3 (0.1)b2.5 (<2.0–5.3)a
83.0 (0.1)b5.8 (1.1)b, c<2.0d
93.4 (<2.0–7.8)a4.6 (0.6)b4.1 (<2.0–4.6)a
103.8 (0.4)b4.6 (0.6)b4.8 (0.2)b
  • a Median (range).

  • b Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • c n = 2.

  • d n = 1.