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Table 2 CONSORT checklist criteria included in 251 reports of complementary and alternative medicine randomized controlled trials in children published over four decades

From: Assessing the quality of reports of randomized trials in pediatric complementary and alternative medicine

Total number of items Decade
  1970s (n = 5) 1980s (n = 47) 1990s (n = 186) 2000s (n = 13) Total (n = 251)
Title = 1,n% 2 (40.0) 29 (61.7) 144 (77.4) 12 (92.3) 187 (74.5)
Introduction = 1, n % 5 (100.0) 42 (89.4) 170 (91.4) 11 (84.6) 228 (90.8)
Methods = 18, mean (sd) 5.0 (3.7) 5.8 (1.8) 7.1 (2.6) 6.5 (2.9) 6.8 (2.5)
Results = 9, mean (sd) 1.0 (1.0) 1.6 (0.9) 2.5 (1.8) 2.2 (1.9) 2.3 (1.7)
Discussion = 3, mean (sd) 1.2(1.3) 2.0 (1.1) 2.1 (1.0) 1.9 (1.1) 2.0 (1.0)
Total = 32, mean (sd) 8.6 (5.4) 10.8 (3.0) 13.4 (4.3) 12.3 (5.3) 12.7 (4.3)
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