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Table 1 Bacterial and fungal colonization of the nares, oropharynx and groin of 101 healthy service members detected by PCR/ESI-TOF-MS

From: The use of PCR/Electrospray Ionization-Time-of-Flight-Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) to detect bacterial and fungal colonization in healthy military service members

  Total Bacteria Fungi
   Aerobic gram-positive Aerobic gram-negative Anaerobic  
Total colonized      
 Subjects 101 101 80 75 46
 Organisms 11.8 (2.8) 8.6 (2.0) 1.4 (1.0) 1.2 (1.0) 0.6 (0.8)
Nares colonization      
 Subjects 101 99 31 56 13
 Organisms 3.8 (1.3) 2.7 (1.3) 0.3 (0.5) 0.6 (0.6) 0.1 (0.4)
Oropharynx colonization      
 Subjects 99 95 65 22 37
 Organisms 4.2 (2.0) 2.6 (1.3) 0.9 (0.9) 0.3 (0.6) 0.4 (0.5)
Groin colonization      
 Subjects 101 101 13 30 8
 Organisms 3.8 (1.4) 3.3 (1.7) 0.1 (0.4) 0.3 (0.5) 0.1 (0.3)
  1. Organisms presented as mean number of organisms per subject (standard deviation)