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Table 3—

Presence of diabetes and case/control status in relation to vaginal flora assessed after occurrence of UTI in a subsample of women (n = 454)

CharacteristicDiabetes absent (n = 417)Diabetes present (n = 37)P value
Number with vaginal E. coli present 164 (39.3%) 17 (46.0%) 0.431 
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present 260 (62.7%) 26 (70.3%) 0.357 
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present 26 (6.2%) 4 (10.8%) 0.292 
Number with vaginal yeast present 48 (11.5%) 7 (18.9%) 0.186 
CharacteristicDiabetes absent (n = 417)Diabetes present (n = 37)P value
Number with vaginal E. coli present 164 (39.3%) 17 (46.0%) 0.431 
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present 260 (62.7%) 26 (70.3%) 0.357 
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present 26 (6.2%) 4 (10.8%) 0.292 
Number with vaginal yeast present 48 (11.5%) 7 (18.9%) 0.186 
Case subjects (n = 262)Control subjects (n = 192)
Number with vaginal E. coli present 119 (45.4%) 62 (32.3%) 0.005 
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present 167 (63.4%) 119 (62.3%) 0.714 
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present 18 (6.9%) 12 (6.3%) 0.793 
Number with vaginal yeast present 32 (12.2%) 23 (12.0%) 0.940 
Case subjects (n = 262)Control subjects (n = 192)
Number with vaginal E. coli present 119 (45.4%) 62 (32.3%) 0.005 
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present 167 (63.4%) 119 (62.3%) 0.714 
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present 18 (6.9%) 12 (6.3%) 0.793 
Number with vaginal yeast present 32 (12.2%) 23 (12.0%) 0.940 

Data are n (%).

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