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Table 5 Frequency of presence of the term Significance (or statistical significance) 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 presence of significance
in conclusions
%
(95%CI)
Period 1995-1996 285 35 14 (9 to 19)
  2000-2001 278 32 12 (8 to 16)
  2005-2006 306 41 14 (9 to 19)
Language Spanish 396 39 10 (7 to 13)
  English 473 69 15 (11 to 18)
Area Clinical 300 44 16 (11 to 20)
  General Medicine 278 30 11 (7 to 15)
  Public Health and Epidemiology 291 34 12 (8 to 16)
  1. CI: Confidence Interval