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Table 3 Characters of RCTs of different types of diseases (Chinese journals VS foreign journals)

From: Quality assessment of reporting of randomization, allocation concealment, and blinding in traditional chinese medicine RCTs: A review of 3159 RCTs identified from 260 systematic reviews

Types of diseases Number of RCTs Adequate randomization methods Adequate allocation concealment Adequate blinding
  Chinese Foreign Total Chinese Foreign Total Chinese Foreign Total Chinese Foreign Total
     (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 197 71 268 7(4) 19(27) 26(10) 6(3) 14(20) 20(7) 13(7) 20(28) 33(12)
Neoplasm 120 33 153 5(4) 1(3) 6(4) 0(0) 14(42) 14(9) 6(5) 12(36) 18(12)
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 32 9 41 1(3) 5(56) 6(15) 1(3) 3(33) 4(10) 2(6) 7(78) 9(22)
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 200 6 206 32(16) 0(0) 32(16) 6(3) 0(0) 6(3) 26(13) 4(67) 30(15)
Mental and behavioural disorders 97 96 193 21(22) 12(13) 33(17) 14(14) 8(8) 22(11) 29(30) 85(89) 114(59)
Diseases of the nervous system 56 39 95 4(7) 19(49) 23(24) 0(0) 19(49) 19(20) 2(4) 27(69) 29(31)
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 17 3 20 6(35) 1(33) 7(35) 0(0) 2(67) 2(10) 9(53) 2(67) 11(55)
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 4 0 4 1(25) 0(0) 1(25) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
Diseases of the circulatory system 978 19 997 81(8) 9(47) 90(9) 11(1) 8(42) 19(2) 79(8) 13(68) 92(9)
Diseases of the respiratory system 150 39 189 34(23) 6(15) 40(21) 11(7) 8(21) 19(10) 28(19) 27(69) 55(29)
Diseases of the digestive system 270 14 284 9(3) 5(36) 14(5) 0(0) 8(57) 8(3) 1(0) 7(50) 8(3)
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 49 6 55 10(20) 2(33) 12(22) 0(0) 2(33) 2(4) 10(20) 4(67) 14(25)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 141 168 309 11(8) 35(21) 46(15) 4(3) 31(18) 35(11) 29(21) 90(54) 119(39)
Diseases of the genitourinary system 220 18 238 11(5) 5(28) 16(7) 3(1) 6(33) 9(4) 16(7) 10(56) 26(11)
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 42 47 89 6(14) 23(49) 29(33) 0(0) 28(60) 28(31) 2(5) 39(83) 41(46)
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratoty findings, not elsewhere calssified 2 9 11 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 1(11) 1(9)
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services 5 2 7 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 1(50) 1(0)
Total 2580 579 3159 239(9) 142(25) 381(12) 56(2) 151(26) 207(7) 252(10) 349(60) 601(19)