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Table 2 Reporting characteristics of the genotyping method for 315 randomly selected HuGE articles (2001–2003)

From: Reporting of Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) association studies: An empirical assessment

Reporting characteristic Count Percent
Reported that the genotyping results were validated by using duplicate samples   
   No 293 93.0
   Yes 22 7.0
Reported that the genotyping results were validated by using a different method   
   No 284 90.2
   Yes 31 9.8
Reported that the evaluation of the genetic test was blind to the outcomes or phenotypes   
   Blind 35 11.1
   Unclear 280 88.9
Reported that the evaluation of the outcomes or phenotypes was blind to the genetic test   
   Blind 12 3.8
   Unclear 303 96.2
Reported that individuals were excluded from the original group(s) of study participants   
   No 278 88.2
   Yes 37 11.8
Reported that several samples could not be genotyped   
   No 266 84.4
   Yes 49 15.6