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Table 3 Consistency in reporting between Chinese and English abstracts

From: Quality of reporting of trial abstracts needs to be improved: using the CONSORT for abstracts to assess the four leading Chinese medical journals of traditional Chinese medicine

Items No. of consistent abstracts (%) Kappa[95%CI]
Title 338(98%) 0.86[0.75 to 0.96]
Author 344(100%) 1.00[1.00 to 1.00]
Trial design 343(99%) 0.85[0.65 to 1.00]
Participants 291(84%) 0.64[0.55 to 0.72]
Interventions 316(92%) 0.86[0.80 to 0.90]
Objective 328(95%) 0.76[0.66 to 0.86]
Outcome 343(99%) 0.95[0.85 to 1.00]
Randomization 338(98%) 0.76[0.59 to 0.93]
Blinding 345(100%) 1.00[1.00 to 1.00]
Numbers randomized 309(90%) 0.73[0.65 to 0.81]
Numbers analysis 344(100%) 0.91[0.79 to 1.00]
Outcome 326(95%) 0.89[0.84 to 0.94]
Harms 335(97%) 0.88[0.80 to 0.95]
Conclusions 316(92%) 0.99[0.98 to 1.00]
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