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Table 1 Characteristics of the study subjects

From: The human oral cavity microbiota composition during acute tonsillitis: a cross-sectional survey

CharacteristicHealthy cohort (N = 165)Tonsillitis cohort (N = 43)
Male: female ratio2.22.3
Median age (interquartile range)40 (31) years36 (23.5) years
Antibiotics (prior to sampling)noneIn 15 subjects
Abscesses (requiring incision and drainage)noneIn 20 subjects
Smokers17 former, 11 current, 137 non2 former, 18 current, 23 non