# Table 3 Rating of statistical tests

Outcome Levels Comparator datasets P Rating of tests relative to each other
CPH
TT CAT CPH MT CSB CSO CSF
Stroke 3 56 < 0.0001 2 4 3 7 9 10 1 5 13 12 6 11 8 14 15
4 23 < 0.0001 2 3 1 6 10 12 4 5 11 13 7 8 9 14 15
5 16 0.0002 2 3 1 6 8 12 4 5 11 13 7 10 9 14 15
8 12 0.0115 3 2 1 7 8 10 4 5 13 14 6 9 11 12 15
Stroke/TIA 4 35 < 0.0001 1 3 5 2 4 8 10 12 7 6 11 9 13 14 15
5 17 < 0.0001 1 3 9 7 2 4 10 11 6 5 12 8 13 14 15
6 13 < 0.0001 1 2 9 3 6 4 10 11 7 8 12 5 13 14 15
9 12 < 0.0001 1 2 7 3 4 6 11 10 8 9 12 5 14 13 15
MI 3 47 0.010 1 6 12 5 2 7 8 11 4 3 10 14 13 9 15
Bleeding 3 32 < 0.0001 4 9 3 11 7 1 8 6 5 2 10 15 14 14 13
4 26 0.035 3 7 5 8 2 1 10 9 6 4 11 13 14 12 15
5 13 0.032 6 8 5 3 2 1 11 7 4 10 12 15 14 9 13
Vascular 3 47 < 0.0001 2 3 5 6 10 8 1 4 11 12 7 13 9 14 15
1. The numbers in bold represent the tests that are the most efficient and do not differ statistically from one another. The P-value is from the results of the Friedman ANOVA. The order of the rating of test is based on the mean rank calculated by the Duncan’s multiple range test; the most efficient test (i.e. the test with the smallest mean rank) is rated the best with a score of 1 and the least efficient with a score of 15
2. Abbreviations
3. Adj.: adjusted; BLR: binary logistic regression; BS: bootstrapping; CAT: Cochran-Armitage trend test; CPH: Cox proportional hazards; CSB: Chi-square binary event outcome; CSF: Chi-square binary fatal event outcome; CSO: Chi-square ordinal event outcome; MLR: multiple linear regression; MT: median test; MWU: Mann-Whitney U test; OLR: ordinal logistic regression; TT: t-test; Vascular: combination of stroke and MI; WR: win ratio test
4. Defined in Supplementary Table 4.