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Table 2 Reliability of each measurement platform in the four-modality latent variable SEM measurement model, and its correlation to the latent variable (true relative frequency of Faecalibacterium )

From: Comparative analysis of microbiome measurement platforms using latent variable structural equation modeling

  Four- modality measurement model
Sanger 454_V1V3 454_V3V5 qPCR
Reliability 0.819 0.857 0.912 0.441
(95% CI) (0.689, 0.907) (0.774, 0.917) (0.865, 0.963) (0.303, 0.553)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.905 0.926 0.955 0.664
(95% CI) (0.830, 0.952) (0.880, 0.958) (0.930, 0.981) (0.550, 0.744)
  1. The 95 % confidence intervals are obtained using bootstrap resampling with 100 replications [24].