Table 6.

Populations of sporing clostridia in fecal samples

SubjectSporing clostridial population (log10 bacteria/g)
Control period (n = 6)Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
15.4 (0.3)a5.1 (0.6)b5.4c
23.7 (0.6)4.1 (0.3)2.6 (0.4)
35.3 (0.2)5.8 (0.1)5.2 (0.2)
44.3 (0.2)4.8 (0.2)4.7 (0.1)
55.1 (0.4)5.6 (0.3)5.1 (0.4)
6d4.5 (0.2)5.8 (0.1)5.4 (0.4)
74.4 (0.2)5.1 (0.1)5.0 (0.6)
84.1 (1.0)6.0 (0.1)b6.2c
95.1 (0.1)4.9 (0.1)5.1 (0.2)
10e5.9 (0.2)5.8 (0.2)6.7 (0.1)
  • a Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • b n = 2.

  • c n = 1.

  • d The control and test period values for subject 6 are different (P = 0.0104).

  • e The control and posttest period values for subject 10 are different (P = 0.0162), as are test and posttest period values (P = 0.0129).