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Table 2 Beneficial bacteria from stool analysis.

From: Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism – comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity

  Autism/Aspergers Control P-value % Difference
Bifidobacterium 1.6 ± 1.9 2.8 ± 1.8 0.002 -44%
E.coli 2.8 ± 1.7 2.4 ± 1.6 n.s.  
Lactobacillus 2.6 ± 1.4 1.3 ± 1.4 0.00002 +100%
Enterococcus 0.81 ± 1.4 0.97 ± 1.2 0.05 W -16%
  1. W - The data for the enterococcus was not normally distributed, so it was analyzed with a non-parametric Wilcox analysis.
  2. Bacteriology culture values ranged from 0 to 4