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Table 4 Comparison of methodological quality domains between studies, n (%)

From: Assessment of adherence to the CONSORT statement for quality of reports on randomized controlled trial abstracts from four high-impact general medical journals

Studies Allocation concealment Randomization explained Blinding/masking
    Generic Detailed
Current study ( n= 271) 32 (11.8) 84 (31.0) 102 (37.6) 57 (21.0)
Mann (2011) ( n= 129)[24] - 0 (0.0) - 21 (16.3)
Wang (2010) ( n= 345)[22] 0 (0.0) 17 (4.9) 39 (11.3) 1 (0.3)
Berwanger (2009) ( n= 227)[12] 1 (0.4) - 92 (40.5) 21 (9.2)
Hopewell (2006) ( n= 37)[25] 0 (0.0) 26 (70.3) - 6 (16.2)