Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2018 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Asthma Risk Associated with Indoor Mold Contamination in Hispanic Communities in Eastern Coachella Valley, California

Table 5

Comparison of the average (AVG) concentration, as cell equivalents (CE) per mg of dust, of the 36 Environmental Relative Moldiness Index mold populations in the residences in Mecca and Coachella, California.

Mecca AVG CE/mg dustCoachella AVG CE/mg dustWilcoxon value

Group 1 molds
Aspergillus flavus1221290.55
Aspergillus fumigatus361360.57
Aspergillus niger16689640.005
Aspergillus ochraceus22912<0.001
Aspergillus penicillioides44250.18
Aspergillus restrictus320.42
Aspergillus sclerotiorum000.38
Aspergillus sydowii2202720<0.001
Aspergillus unguis555100.19
Aspergillus versicolor7488<0.001
Aureobasidium pullulans1261330.72
Chaetomium globosum420.96
Cladosporium sphaerospermum113260.47
Eurotium amstelodami23471870.001
Paecilomyces variotii74150.002
Penicillium brevicompactum1190.11
Penicillium corylophilum171650.92
Penicillium crustosum15470.13
Penicillium purpurogenum560.92
Penicillium spinulosum000.92
Penicillium variabile1770.85
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis27930.11
Scopulariopsis chartarum19390.11
Stachybotrys chartarum1234<0.001
Trichoderma viride050.9
Wallemia sebi90550.02

Group 2 molds
Acremonium strictum110.9
Alternaria alternata2576790.009
Aspergillus ustus171960.24
Cladosporium cladosporioides 182980.94
Cladosporium cladosporioides 2123600.52
Cladosporium herbarum1552090.16
Epicoccum nigrum851150.46
Mucor group48220.12
Penicillium chrysogenum 26057250.11
Rhizopus stolonifer71220.26

The statistical analysis of the differences in concentrations of 36 individual mold species was evaluated by the Mann–Whitney rank sum test. These differences were then corrected for multiple comparisons using the Holms–Bonferroni test. Only molds bolded were significantly different.

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