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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study participants

From: Antimicrobial drug use in the first decade of life influences saliva microbiota diversity and composition

Groups # children Shannon index Inverse Simpson
  N % Mean (SD) p Mean (SD) p
Age, years     0.191a   0.125a
 11 (≤ 11.4) 223 27.6 2.96 (0.28)   10.58 (3.09)  
 12+ (≥ 11.5) 585 72.4 2.93 (0.29)   10.20 (3.30)  
Gender     0.339a   0.519a
 Boy 375 46.4 2.95 (0.27)   10.38 (2.97)  
 Girl 433 53.6 2.93 (0.31)   10.24 (3.47)  
Language     0.189b   0.430b
 Finnish 687 85.0 2.93 (0.29)   10.24 (3.28)  
 Swedish 88 10.9 2.97 (0.26)   10.56 (3.12)  
 Other 33 4.1 3.01 (0.28)   10.85 (2.92)  
Sequence depth     0.461a   0.798a
 Medium (10,000–100,000) 553 66.1 2.95 (0.28)   10.29 (3.07)  
 High (> 100,000) 255 30.5 2.93 (0.33)   10.35 (3.62)  
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  2. bANOVA test
  3. Excluded 112 samples with low sequence depth (< 10,000)
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