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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study subjects divided by post mortem time

From: Time-dependent post mortem changes in the composition of intestinal bacteria using real-time quantitative PCR

      Basic cause of death
  N PM mean Age mean (range) BMI mean (range) Heart diseases % Other diseases % Violent deaths (suicide, accident, poisoning) %
Autopsy cases:        
1–3 days 19 2.3 55 (18–79) 29.3 (20.4–42.1) 7 (37%) 4 (21%) 8 (42%)
4–5 days 21 4.5 58 (20–86) 28.4 (18.4–43.6) 10 (48%) 9 (43%) 2 (10%)
>5 days 21 6.5 61 (28–76) 30.7 (21.1–50.3) 15 (71%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%)
p-value    0.373 0.543 0.079 0.086 0.096
Control volunteers 7   45 (26–57) 27.1 (20.8–37.2)  
  1. PM mean = Post mortem mean time.