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Table 3 Diversity statistics of pulmonary microbiomes with clinical findings

From: Impaired diversity of the lung microbiome predicts progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  Shannon diversity index Simpson diversity index
  ρ p-value ρ p-value
vs FVC (L) 0.4280 0.0116 * 0.3757 0.0286 *
vs %FVC (%) 0.4948 0.0029 ** 0.4154 0.0145 *
vs 6MWD (m) 0.3716 0.0332 * 0.3509 0.0452 *
vs SP-D (ng/ml) − 0.4230 0.0127 * − 0.4538 0.0070 **
vs LDH (IU/L) −0.3283 0.0580 −0.3471 0.0443 *
  1. Spearman’s test. ρ: Spearman rank-correlation coefficient, *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01