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Table 3 Distribution of capsular types of K. pneumoniae isolates in non-diabetic and diabetic patients with different HbA1c levels

From: The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in non-diabetic patients and the distribution of capsular types

Genotype Non-DM
(n = 115)
DM p a p b
HbA1c < 7 %
(n = 16)
HbA1c ≥ 7 %
(n = 83)
K1 66 (57.4) 12 (75.0) 43 (51.8) 0.787 0.266
K2 28 (24.3) 0 (0) 15 (18.1) 0.094 0.557
K5 6 (5.2) 0 (0) 3 (3.6) 0.510 1.000
K20 1 (0.9) 1 (6.3) 4 (4.8) 0.098 0.210
K54 4 (3.5) 1 (6.3) 4 (4.8) 0.736 0.737
K57 3 (2.6) 1 (6.3) 1 (1.2) 1.000 0.651
The above 6 capsular types 108 (93.9) 15 (93.8) 70 (84.3) 0.048 0.022
Others 7 (6.1) 1 (6.3) 13 (15.7) 0.048 0.022
  1. Data are presented as frequency with percentage (%)
  2. aComparison between Non-DM and DM
  3. bComparison between group with optimal glycemic level (Non-DM + DM with HbA1c < 7 %) and diabetic patients without optimal glycemic level (DM with HbA1c level ≥ 7 %)