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Table 1 Metadata for research subjects (geometric mean, minimum, and maximum)

From: Impact of intestinal parasites on microbiota and cobalamin gene sequences: a pilot study

Group (n)Mean age (range) (years)MaleFemaleGiardia DNA (fg/µl)Ascaris DNA (fg/µl)Ancylostoma DNA (fg/µl)NecatorDNA (fg/µl)Strongyloides DNA (fg/µl)Shannonʼs alpha diversity mean (range)
Uninfected (n = 5)4.5 (3–6)32000003.253 (2.826–3.839)
Giardia (n = 13)5.6 (4–7)671.12 (0.012–20,657)0000>1 fg/µl = 2.346 (2.066–3.199); < 1 fg/µl = 3.253 (2.250–3.617)
Giardia +helminths (n = 7)6.8 (4–8)4321.4 (0.02–5697.8)1.062164.8 (12.95–556.4)0.249 (0.03–12.47)39.59 (9.97–157.1)3.118 (2.201–3.343)
Helminths (n = 12)5.1 (3–7)6606.82 (4.133–9.67)10627.8 (2320–59963)2.839 (0.119–63.8)0.013573.407 (3.217–3.783)
  1. n number of subjects