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Table 2 Flow 1, from submission to acceptance. Meta-analyses of abstract characteristics associated with abstract acceptance.

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

Abstract characteristic Accepted / submitted abstracts Accepted / submitted abstracts Odds ratio (95% conf. interval)
Topic of research [19, 22, 23] Basic vs clinical 131 / 216(61%) 155/491 (32%) 3.49 (2.50–4.86)
Outcome of studies [75, 76] Positive vs negative 95/162(59%) 233/485 (48%) 1.67(1.16–2.39)