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Table 4 Frequency of use of numerical results in conclusions across periods, languages and research areas.

From: The null hypothesis significance test in health sciences research (1995-2006): statistical analysis and interpretation

Criteria Categories Number of papers
examined
Frequency of use of numerical results
in conclusions
%
(95%CI)
Period 1995-1996 285 44 15 (10 to 19)
  2000-2001 278 48 15 (10 to 20)
  2005-2006 306 45 12,1 (8 to 16)
Language Spanish 396 85 21 (17 to 25)
  English 473 52 12 (9 to 15)
Area Clinical 300 58 16 (12 to 21)
  General Medicine 278 39 13 (9 to 17)
  Public Health and Epidemiology 291 40 12 (8 to 15)
  1. CI: Confidence Interval