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Table 1 General characteristics of articles

From: Factors associated with online media attention to research: a cohort study of articles evaluating cancer treatments

Category Total (n = 792)
Type of journal, n (%)
 − Cancer 739 (93.3)
 − General medical 53 (6.7)
Journal impact factor, median [Q1–Q3] 5.3 [4.8–16.4]
Study design
 − Systematic review/meta-analysis 86 (10.9)
 − Randomized controlled trial 246 (31.1)
 − Phase I/II, non-randomized trial 113 (14.3)
 − Observational study 347 (43.8)
Cancer type by organ, n (%)
 − Digestive system 168 (21.2)
 − Breast 135 (17.0)
 − Lungs 82 (10.4)
 − Blood 71 (8.9)
 − Prostate 53 (6.7)
 − Female reproductive organ 44 (5.6)
 − Others 239 (30.2)
Type of cancer treatment, n (%)
 − Chemotherapy 212 (26.7)
 − Targeted therapy 88 (11.1)
 − Radiotherapy 69 (8.7)
 − Surgery 44 (5.5)
 − Hormone therapy 28 (3.5)
 − Immunotherapy 4 (0.5)
 − Supportive care 197 (25.0)
 − Others 150 (19.0)
Sample size, median [Q1–Q3]a 181.0 [48.5–1010.5]
Type of abstract conclusion
 − In favour of study treatment 523 (66.0)
 − Not in favour of study treatment 269 (34.0)
Funding source, n (%)
 − Non-profit 418 (52.8)
 − Profitb 268 (33.8)
 − Not reported 106 (13.4)
Altmetric score, median [Q1–Q3] 2.0 [0.0–8.0]
Open access
 − Yes 462(58)
 − No 330(42)
Press-release
 − Yes 56(7)
 − No 736(93)
  1. aExcluding the sample size of systematic reviews/meta-analyses
  2. b12.2% is partially profit and non-profit