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 present164 (39.3%)17 (46.0%)0.431
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present260 (62.7%)26 (70.3%)0.357
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present26 (6.2%)4 (10.8%)0.292
Number with vaginal yeast present48 (11.5%)7 (18.9%)0.186
Case subjects (n = 262)Control subjects (n = 192)
Number with vaginal E. coli present119 (45.4%)62 (32.3%)0.005
Number with vaginal L. acidophilus present167 (63.4%)119 (62.3%)0.714
Number with vaginal gram-negative rod other than E. coli present18 (6.9%)12 (6.3%)0.793
Number with vaginal yeast present32 (12.2%)23 (12.0%)0.940
  • Data are n (%).