Table 1.

pH of vaginal community groups in women of different ethnicities

Community groups*
I (L. crispatus)II (L. gasseri)III (L. iners)IV (Diversity group)V (L. jensenii)All groups
Ethnic groupsSubjectspHSubjectspHSubjectspHSubjectspHSubjectspHSubjectspH
Asian244.4 ± 0.5254.4 ± 0.44414.0 ± 0.0195.5 ± 0.4475.0 ± 0.89964.4 ± 0.59
White444.0 ± 0.084.7 ± 0.44264.3 ± 0.30105.5 ± 0.7494.85 ± 0.22974.2 ± 0.30
Black234.0 ± 0.055.0 ± 0.0334.0 ± 0.0425.3 ± 0.4414.7 ± 0.441044.7 ± 1.04
Hispanic144.0 ± 0.074.7 ± 0.22354.4 ± 0.59375.3 ± 0.4445.0 ± 0.59975.0 ± 074
All ethnic groups1054.0 ± 0.3255.0 ± 0.71354.4 ± 0.61085.3 ± 0.6214.7 ± 0.43944.4 ± 0.7
  • *Community groups are defined as in Fig. 1.

  • Total number of subjects within a community group (two singleton clusters were identified and are not included).

  • pH values expressed as median ± median absolute deviation.