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Table 3 Microbiota diversity and similarity of healthy and type 1 diabetes groups of children

From: Gut microbiota in children with type 1 diabetes differs from that in healthy children: a case-control study

  Microbiota diversity Microbiota similarity
  DGGE bandsa
(means ± SD)
Intra-groupb Inter-groupc
Healthy 13.85 ±3.87 47.39 ±4.35 26.69 ±6.78
Diabetic 11.63 ±3.64 37.56 ±5.67  
P 0.105 0.001 0.000
  1. Values are presented as means ± SD. Data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test. Values are significantly different for P <0.05. aNumber of DGGE bands produced by each sample analyzed. bDice similarity coefficients comparing DGGE band profiles within individuals of the same group. cDice similarity coefficients comparing DGGE band profiles between members of the type 1 diabetes and the healthy groups.