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Table 1 Reporting of five quality components in randomized clinical trials on cupping therapy

From: Clinical research evidence of cupping therapy in China: a systematic literature review

Published year No. of Randomized controlled trials
(N)
Adequate sequence generation
(n/N %)
Adequate allocation concealment
(n/N %)
Blinding method reported
(n/N %)
Incomplete outcome data (yes)
(n/N %)
Other sources of bias (yes)
(n/N %)
1993-2002 6 0 0 0 0 6(100%)
2003 5 1(20%) 0 0 0 3(60%)
2004 9 0 0 0 0 3(33.33%)
2005 8 2(25%) 0 1(12.5%) 0 2(25%)
2006 16 3(18.75%) 0 1(6.25%) 1(6.25%) 2(12.5%)
2007 13 4(30.72%) 0 1(7.67%) 1(7.69%) 4(30.77%)
2008 12 5(41.67%) 0 0 0 1(8.33%)