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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children with eczema by 2 years and at 5 years of age and their healthy controls

From: Molecular analysis of infant fecal microbiota in an Asian at-risk cohort–correlates with infant and childhood eczema

  By 2 years of age   At 5 years of age  
  Eczema (n = 28) Healthy control (n = 32) p value Eczema (n = 15) Healthy control (n = 19) p value
Gender (%)       
Male 14 (50) 15 (46.9) 0.809 6 (40) 9 (47.4) 0.667
Female 14 (50) 17 (53.1)   9 (60) 10 (52.6)  
Mode of delivery (%)       
Lower segment caesarean section 7 (25) 9 (28.1) 0.785 4 (26.7) 4 (21.1) 1
Vaginal delivery 21 (75) 23 (71.9)   11 (73.3) 15 (78.9)  
Feeding history from birth to month 6 (%)       
Breastfeeding and formula feeding 21 (75) 26 (81.3) 0.558 11 (73.3) 16 (84.2) 0.672
Total formula feeding 7 (25) 6 (18.7)   4 (26.7) 3 (15.8)