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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of each cohort

From: Simple decision-tree tool to facilitate author identification of reporting guidelines during submission: a before–after study

  Before After
No. of manuscripts submitted in timeframe 310 301 − 9
No. of manuscripts included in analysis 300 290 − 10
No. with applicable reporting guidelines 224 (75%) 217 (75%) 0.2%
ARRIVE 18 (6.0%) 14 (4.8%) − 1.2%
CARE 38 (13%) 24 (8.3%) − 4.4%
CONSORT 10 (3.3%) 20 (6.9%) 3.6%
ENTREQ 2 (0.67%) 0 (0.0%) − 0.7%
MOOSE 3 (1.0%) 0 (0.0%) − 1.0%
PRISMA 18 (6.0%) 21 (7.2%) 1.2%
REMARK 11 (3.7%) 4 (1.4%) − 2.3%
SQUIRE 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.07%) 0.7%
STARD 6 (2.0%) 12 (4.1%) 2.1%
SRQR 12 (4.0%) 12 (4.1%) 0.1%
STROBE 106 (35%) 106 (37%) 1.2%
TRIPOD 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.07%) 0.7%