TABLE 3.

Proportions of phylogenetic groups in feces of adults and elderly of four European study groups

ProbeGeometric mean (SE range) (%)aCountry-age interaction term (p value)
FranceGermanyItalySweden
20-50 yr (n = 22)>60 yr (n = 26)20-50 yr (n = 22)>60 yr (n = 37)20-50 yr (n = 20)>60 yr (n = 39)20-50 yr (n = 20)>60 yr (n = 39)
Erec 48220.6 (17.9-23.2)21.1 (18.7-23.8)14.5 (12.7-16.5)23.5 (21.3-26.0)25.9 (22.6-29.7)17.2 (15.6-18.9)16.9 (14.8-19.4)18.6 (16.8-20.5)0.003
Ecyl 870.4 (0.3-0.5)0.6 (0.5-0.7)0.3 (0.3-0.4)0.4 (0.4-0.5)0.3 (0.2-0.3)0.3 (0.3-0.4)0.3 (0.2-0.3)0.3 (0.3-0.4)0.290
Cra 7570.2 (0.2-0.2)0.2 (0.2-0.2)0.1 (0.1-0.1)0.1 (0.1-0.1)0.2 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.1-0.2)0.1 (0.1-0.2)0.534
Fprau 6456.0 (4.8-7.6)7.7 (6.2-9.5)5.0 (4.0-6.4)8.5 (7.1-10.3)13.4 (10.5-17.1)4.9 (4.1-5.9)20.4 (15.9-26.1)12.8 (10.7-15.2)0.002
Rbro 7302.8 (2.3-3.5)3.7 (3.0-4.6)1.8 (1.5-2.2)2.4 (2.0-2.9)2.9 (2.3-3.5)3.8 (3.2-4.6)4.6 (3.7-5.7)6.1 (5.1-7.4)0.703
Cvir 14141.5 (1.3-1.8)1.6 (1.4-1.9)0.6 (0.5-0.7)0.6 (0.5-0.7)0.9 (0.7-1.0)0.9 (0.8-1.1)1.2 (1.0-1.5)1.3 (1.1-1.5)0.182
Bac 3039.3 (7.6-11.4)8.0 (6.6-9.6)3.9 (3.2-4.8)8.4 (7.2-9.8)13.6 (11.0-16.8)5.3 (4.6-6.2)13.5 (10.9-16.7)11.1 (9.5-12.9)<0.001
Bvulg 1017b0.8 (0.6-1.1)0.7 (0.5-0.9)0.2 (0.2-0.3)0.4 (0.3-0.6)1.3 (0.9-1.8)0.4 (0.3-0.5)0.8 (0.6-1.1)1.2 (0.9-1.5)0.016
Bputre 6980.3 (0.2-0.3)0.2 (0.2-0.2)0.1 (0.1-0.1)0.1 (0.1-0.1)0.8 (0.6-0.9)0.2 (0.2-0.3)0.1 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.2-0.2)<0.001
Ato 2911.6 (0.3-2.2)1.0 (0.8-1.3)1.6 (1.2-2.1)3.8 (3.1-4.7)0.8 (0.6-1.1)1.2 (0.9-1.4)3.8 (2.8-5.0)6.3 (5.2-7.8)0.050
Bif 1641.4 (1.1-1.7)1.1 (0.9-1.4)1.5 (1.2-1.8)1.2 (1.0-1.5)4.3 (3.6-5.3)3.5 (3.0-4.2)2.2 (1.8-2.6)1.7 (1.5-2.1)0.195
Lab 1580.3 (0.2-0.3)0.5 (0.4-0.6)0.2 (0.2-0.3)0.5 (0.5-0.6)0.4 (0.3-0.5)0.4 (0.4-0.5)0.8 (0.7-1.0)0.9 (0.8-1.0)0.050
Strc 4930.3 (0.2-0.4)0.3 (0.2-0.4)0.3 (0.2-0.4)0.5 (0.4-0.6)0.8 (0.6-1.0)0.3 (0.2-0.4)1.9 (1.4-2.5)1.1 (0.9-1.3)0.014
Enter 14320.1 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.2-0.2)0.1 (0.1-0.1)0.2 (0.2-0.2)0.1 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.2-0.3)0.1 (0.1-0.2)0.2 (0.2-0.3)0.853
Sum58.3 (53.1-63.9)58.4 (53.6-63.6)37.6 (34.2-41.2)59.8 (55.7-64.3)81.9 (74.4-90.2)55.8 (52.1-59.8)72.9 (66.1-80.3)72.2 (67.3-77.3)<0.001
  • a A univariate analyses of variance was used for multiple comparisons. Estimated marginal means were adjusted for country, age, and gender. Results are expressed as geometric means and standard errors.

  • b The overlapping probe was excluded from the summation.