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Table 3 Mean, median and [min–max] for explanatory variables associated with Altmetric score (n = 792)

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

Explanatory variables Sub-categories Mean (SD) Median [Q1–Q3] [Min–max]
Study design SR/MA 14.9 (37.0) 3.5 [1.0–10.0] [0.0–268.0]
RCT 20.7 (50.5) 3.0 [0.0–16.0] [0.0–428.0]
Phase I/II, non-RCT 6.5 (17.2) 2.0 [0.0–4.0] [0.0–139.0]
Observational study 13.4 (39.7) 2.0 [0.0–7.0] [0.0–319.0]
Abstract conclusion In favour of study treatment 16.6 (44.8) 2.0 [0.0–9.0] [0.0–428.0]
Not in favour of study treatment 11.5 (32.5) 2.0 [0.0–7.0] [0.0–319.0]
Funding source Profit 13.9 (41.1) 2.0 [0.0–9.0] [0.0–370.0]
Non-profit 15.4 (41.1) 2.0 [0.0–8.0] [0.0–428.0]
Open access Yes 17.9 (49.3) 3.0 [1.0–8.0] [0.0–428.0]
No 10.6 (24.8) 1.5 [0.0–8.0] [0.0–258.0]
Press release Yes 118.6 (87.5) 84.5 [58.0–144.5] [29.0–428.0]
No 7.0 (19.0) 2.0 [0.0–5.0] [0.0–268.0]
  1. SR/MA systematic review/meta-analysis, RCT randomized controlled trial