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Table 12 Association between sponsor and OVERALL study conclusion

From: Association between funding source, methodological quality and research outcomes in randomized controlled trials of synbiotics, probiotics and prebiotics added to infant formula: A Systematic Review

  Source of funding Positive Negative Neutral No clear conclusion Total Chi-square p value Fisher’s exact p value
n (%)$$ n (%)$$ n (%)$$ n (%)$$ n (%)$$
Overall conclusion N = 67 Industry 32 (47.8) 2 (3.0) 3 (4.5) 3 (4.5) 40 (59.7%) 0.505 0.373
  None/Not clear 10 (14.9) 3 (4.5) 2 (3.0) 1 (1.5) 16 (23.9%)   
  Non industry 7 (10.4) 2 (3.0) 2 (3.0) 0 11 (16.4%)   
  Total 49 (73.1%) 7 (10.4%) 7 (10.4%) 4 (6.0%) 67 (100)   
  1. $$ Overall percentage.