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Table 3 The demographic characteristics of neonates from Qianjiang and mean concentration of anti-Dtx, anti-Ttx and anti-Ptx IgG

From: The maternal antibody against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis showed distinct regional difference in China

GroupNMean (95%CI) (IU/ml)
Anti-DtxAnti-TtxAnti-Ptx
Sex
 Female1070.03 (0.02–0.05)0.04(0.02–0.07)9.25(5.05–13.46)
 Male1310.05 (0.02–0.08)0.08(0.01–0.16)6.52 (5.23–7.82)
P 0.49380.39060.1841
Birth
 Term infant2250.04 (0.02–0.06)0.07 (0.02–0.11)7.83 (5.71–9.95)
 Premature infant130.03 (0.01–0.05)0.05 (0.01–0.09)6.32 (2.52–10.11)
P 0.74830.85640.7365
Delivery mode
 Spontaneous labor1530.04 (0.02–0.07)0.07 (0.01–0.13)7.34 (5.65–9.03)
 Cesarean delivery850.04 (0.02–0.06)0.07 (0.03–0.10)8.48 (3.68–13.29)
P 0.88170.98600.5937
Total2380.04 (0.02–0.06)0.07 (0.02–0.11)7.75 (5.74–9.76)