Table 2

Effect of intestinal colonisation with Bacteroides fragilis group bacteria at 1 month of age, and type of feeding on the number of IgA-secreting, IgG-secreting, and IgM-secreting cells and the total number of immunoglobulin-secreting cells (ISCs) in peripheral blood at 2 months of age in healthy infants

  • Data are given as geometric mean with 95% confidence interval of ISCs/106 mononuclear cells.

  • 2-150 Two way analysis of variance: p=0.04 for colonisation and p=0.06 for type of feeding; interaction p=0.06.

  • 2-151 Two way analysis of variance: p=0.12 for colonisation and p=0.15 for type of feeding; interaction p=0.66.

  • 2-152 Two way analysis of variance: p=0.009 for colonisation and p=0.05 for type of feeding; interaction p=0.13.

  • 2-153 Two way analysis of variance: p=0.01 for colonisation and p=0.02 for type of feeding; interaction p=0.06.