From: A survey of statistics in three UK general practice journal

BMJ | BJGP | Family Practice | Overall | |||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Methods | n | (%) | n | (%) | n | (%) | n | (%) |

No statistics or simple summaries | 23 | (29.1) | 47 | (32.4) | 33 | (40.7) | 103 | (33.8) |

Chi-squared tests | 13 | (16.5) | 40 | (27.6) | 19 | (23.5) | 72 | (23.6) |

t-tests | 7 | (8.9) | 22 | (15.2) | 17 | (21.0) | 46 | (15.1) |

Logistic regression | 14 | (17.7) | 19 | (13.1) | 11 | (13.6) | 44 | (14.4) |

Nonparametric | 11 | (13.9) | 24 | (16.6) | 4 | (4.9) | 39 | (12.8) |

Odds ratios/relative risks | 11 | (13.9) | 13 | (9.0) | 14 | (17.3) | 38 | (12.5) |

Regression | 9 | (11.4) | 10 | (6.9) | 11 | (13.6) | 30 | (9.8) |

Sample size/power | 6 | (7.6) | 17 | (11.7) | 3 | (3.7) | 26 | (8.5) |

Summaries with CIs | 9 | (11.4) | 3 | (2.1) | 6 | (7.4) | 18 | (5.9) |

Kappa | 2 | (2.5) | 9 | (6.2) | 4 | (4.9) | 15 | (4.9) |

Sensitivity/specificity | 4 | (5.1) | 10 | (6.9) | 1 | (1.2) | 15 | (4.9) |

Pearson correlation | 2 | (2.5) | 6 | (4.1) | 6 | (7.4) | 14 | (4.6) |

Multiple comparisons | 2 | (2.5) | 4 | (2.8) | 4 | (4.9) | 10 | (3.3) |

ANOVA | 5 | (6.3) | 4 | (2.8) | 9 | (3.0) | ||

Mantel-Haenszel | 1 | (1.3) | 5 | (3.4) | 2 | (2.5) | 8 | (2.6) |

Random effects models | 4 | (5.1) | 4 | (2.8) | 8 | (2.6) | ||

Cronbach's alpha | 1 | (1.3) | 5 | (3.4) | 1 | (1.2) | 7 | (2.3) |

Fisher's exact test | 7 | (4.8) | 7 | (2.3) | ||||

Likelihood ratio | 3 | (3.8) | 3 | (2.1) | 6 | (2.0) | ||

Survival analysis | 6 | (7.6) | 6 | (2.0) | ||||

Other | 4 | (5.1) | 37 | (25.2) | 10 | (12.3) | 51 | (16.7) |

Total articles | 79 | 145 | 81 | 305 |