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Table 2 Distribution of diarrhoeagenic virulence genes in faecal Escherichia coli from mother and child pairs*

From: Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in mother-child Pairs in Ile-Ife, South Western Nigeria

  No. (%) of subjects  
DEC Type Mothers Children P-value (χ 2)
  (n = 126) (n = 126)  
EAEC 11 (8.7) 10 (8.7) 1.000
STEC 18 (14.3) 24 (19) 0.310
stx1 (only) 6 (4.8) 4 (3.2) 0.749
stx2 (only) - - -
stx1and stx2 12 (9.5) 20 (15.9) 0.130
EPEC 7 (5.6) 7 (5.6) 0.776
Typical (bfp+) 7 (5.6) 3 (2.4) 0.334
Atypical (bfp-) 0 (0) 4 (3.2) 0.122
ETEC 20 (15.9) 20 (15.9) 1.000
LT (only) 9 (7.1) 14 (11.1) 0.274
ST (only) 10 (8.7) 6 (4.8) 0.310
LT and ST 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 1.000
EIEC 2 (1.6) 0 (0) 0.498
Total 60 (48) 65 (52) 0.527
  1. *p-value Probability value of chi square, EAEC Enteroaggregative E. coli, EHEC Enteroheamorrhagic E. coli, STEC Shiga toxin producing E. coli, stx shiga toxin, EPEC Enteropathogenic E .coli, bfp bundle forming pilus, ETEC Enterotoxigenic E. coli, LT Labile toxin, ST Stable toxin, EIEC Enteroinvasive E. coli