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Table 3 Relative contributions of oral and nasal microbiota to the lung microbiota

From: The lung tissue microbiota of mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Subject and site Oral (% ± SDa) Nasal (% ± SDa) Unknown (% ± SDa)
 1 Bronchus 16.9 ± 0.62 1.3 ± 0.23 81.6 ± 0.71
 2 Bronchus 22.0 ± 0.60 4.0 ± 2.1 74.0 ± 2.4
 3 Bronchus 5.7 ± 0.49 1.2 ± 0.64 93.1 ± 0.70
 4 Bronchus 42.9 ± 0.62 4.7 ± 0.30 52.4 ± 0.76
 5 Bronchus 25.9 ± 0.97 5.4 ± 0.36 68.7 ± 0.99
 6 Bronchus 27.9 ± 0.34 12.0 ± 0.27 60.0 ± 0.36
 7 Bronchus 17.9 ± 0.36 8.0 ± 0.32 74.0 ± 0.42
 8 Bronchus 29.9 ± 0.32 11.1 ± 0.35 59.1 ± 0.46
 9 Bronchus 15.4 ± 0.78 1.9 ± 0.25 82.6 ± 0.84
Bronchus average 22.7% 5.5% 71.7%
 1 Peripheral lung 16.9 ± 0.70 13.5 ± 1.05 69.8 ± 1.1
 2 Peripheral lung 8.8 ± 0.75 13.3 ± 2.9 77.9 ± 3.4
 3 Peripheral lung 13.5 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 0.57 84.9 ± 1.4
 4 Peripheral lung 53.9 ± 0.71 3.2 ± 0.27 42.9 ± 0.70
 5 Peripheral lung 30.4 ± 0.33 10.5 ± 0.37 59.1 ± 0.39
 6 Peripheral lung 18.2 ± 0.57 7.7 ± 0.35 74.1 ± 0.78
 7 Peripheral lung 16.9 ± 0.66 11.0 ± 0.84 72.1 ± 1.2
 8 Peripheral lung NAb NAb NAb
 9 Peripheral lung 9.9 ± 0.45 9.1 ± 0.77 80.1 ± 0.58
Peripheral lung average 21.1% 8.7% 70.1%
  1. aStandard deviation
  2. bNot applicable, due to low sequencing yield