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Table 3 Acceptance rates by region, statistical significance and formal quality

From: Determinants of abstract acceptance for the Digestive Diseases Week – a cross sectional study

  CCT OCR BSS
Total number accepted (%)a 227 (69.6) 214(63.7) 101 (58.0)
Statistical significance    
negative 58 (58.6) 25(61.0) 3 (42.9)
positive 108(77.1) 108 (72.5) 37 (56.9)
equivocal 61 (70.1) 81 (55.5) 61 (59.8)
Country region    
US/Canada 70 (79.5) 97 (75.8) 67 (70.5)
NW-Europe/Australia 90 (65.2) 60(56.1) 18(52.9)
SE-Europe 38(73.1) 22 (50.0) 4 (44.4)
other 29 (60.4) 35(61.4) 12(33.3)
Quality score    
lowest tertile 69(61.1) 47(51.1) 31 (57.4)
median 71 (67.0) 77 (65.3) 35 (62.5)
highest tertile 87(81.3) 90(71.4) 35 (54.7)
  1. aacceptance rates may differ from those reported above due to the exclusion of descriptive studies