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Table 4 Reliability for more bacterial taxa in the three-modality latent variable SEM measurement model (Sanger, 454_V1V3 and 454_V3V5), and its correlation to the latent variable

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

  Three-measurement modality model
Sanger 454_V1V3 454_V3V5
(A) Proteobacteria    
Reliability 0.657 0.641 0.974
(95% CI) (0.524, 0.793) (0.529, 0.724) (0.878, 1.000)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.811 0.801 0.987
(95% CI) (0.724, 0.891) (0.727, 0.851) (0.937, 1.000)
(B) Firmicutes/Clostridia/Clostridiales/LachnoIV    
Reliability 0.685 0.923 0.793
(95% CI) (0.582, 0.804) (0.837, 1.000) (0.688, 0.903)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.827 0.961 0.890
(95% CI) (0.763, 0.897) (0.915, 1.000) (0.829, 0.950)
(C) Actinobacteria    
Reliability 0.582 0.854 0.882
(95% CI) (0.424, 0.700) (0.743, 0.942) (0.765, 0.976)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.763 0.924 0.939
(95% CI) (0.652, 0.837) (0.862, 0.970) (0.875, 0.988)
(D) Bacteroidetes    
Reliability 0.684 0.828 0.980
(95% CI) (0.323, 0.922) (0.652, 1.000) (0.941, 1.000)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.827 0.910 0.990
(95% CI) (0.569, 0.960) (0.808, 1.000) (0.970, 1.000)
(E) Firmicutes/Bacilli    
Reliability 0.698 0.953 0.959
(95% CI) (0.553, 0.797) (0.888, 1.000) (0.913, 0.995)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.835 0.976 0.979
(95% CI) (0.744, 0.893) (0.942, 1.000) (0.956, 0.998)
  1. The 95% confidence intervals are obtained using bootstrap resampling with 100 replications.