TABLE 2.

Effects of BV and vaginal leukocytes on SLPI and Lf levels

Factor and subgroupNo. of womenSLPI concn (pg/ml)Lf concn (ng/ml)
BV
    Absence809,929 ± 2,862a179 ± 76
    Presence158,685 ± 2,935240 ± 53
White blood cell countb
    01010,278 ± 2,993134 ± 85
    1+1910,096 ± 1,483155 ± 67
    2+259,567 ± 3,261195 ± 75
    3+419,533 ± 3,177213 ± 68
  • a The values shown are means and standard deviations. Refer to Table 3 for statistical associations.

  • b Vaginal leukocyte counts were scored semiquantitatively as 0 to 3+.