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Table 1 Flow 1, from submission to acceptance. Meeting characteristics associated with abstract acceptance

From: More insight into the fate of biomedical meeting abstracts: a systematic review

Meeting characteristic Number of abstracts Odds ratio* 95% conf. interval
Year (median: 1990)    
1990 or before 8828 1.00  
After 1990 6117 1.55 1.43–1.68
Country    
US 12540 1.00  
Other§ 2405 1.50 1.33–1.69
Size (median: 89 abstracts)    
Smaller than median 2764 1.00  
Larger than median 12181 1.35 1.22–1.49
Speciality    
Surgery 1594 1.00  
Paediatrics 4634 1.19 1.02–1.39
Internal medicine 4182 1.50 1.30–1.72
  1. *Odds ratio > 1 indicates a higher likelihood of acceptance compared with the reference group. §Canada, Germany, UK Only specialities with 5 or more meetings are included