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Table 2 Assessment of sex/gender terminology used in original investigations, overall and by journal and study type

From: Measuring the data gap: inclusion of sex and gender reporting in diabetes research

Sex/Gender Assessment Metric All original investigations N = 155 Original investigations in general medicine journals N = 23 Original investigations in diabetes-specific journals N = 132 Randomized clinical trials N = 115 Observational studies N = 40
Did not use standard terminology for sex/gender 15 (9.7) 1 (4.3) 14 (10.6) 13 (9.7) 2 (5.0)
Did use standard terminology for sex/gender 98 (63.2) 15 (65.2) 83 (62.9) 62 (46.3) 36 (90.0)
Terms sex or gender not used at all 42 (27.1) 7 (30.4) 35 (26.5) 40 (29.9) 2 (5.0)