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Table 4 Articles concluding DS are Unsafe or Ineffective

From: Does pharmaceutical advertising affect journal publication about dietary supplements?

Characteristics N Unsafe/All DS articles (%) Among Clinical or Cohort Trials Among Editorials Among Reviews N Unsafe/TOTAL MAJOR ARTICLES
UNSAFE      
   Most Pharmads 5/35 (14) 0/0 (0) 1/1 (100) 1/2 (50) 2/3 (67)*
   Middle Pharmads 16/142 (11) 1/30 (3) 0/15 (0) 0/2 (0) 1/47 (7)
   Fewest Pharmads 3/77 (4) 0/14 (0) 1/11 (9) 0/3 (0) 1/27 (4)
   CAM Journals 1/88 (1) 0 0 0 0/19 (0)
INEFFECTIVE N Ineffective /All DS articles (%)     N Ineffective/TOTAL MAJOR ARTICLES
   Most Pharmads 12/35 (34) 0/0 1/2 (50) 0/2 (0) 1/4 (25)
   Middle Pharmads 35/142 (25) 8/31 (26) 5/15 (33) 1/2 (50) 14/47 (30)
   Fewest Pharmads 21/77 (27) 2/14 (14) 3/11 (27) 0/3 (0) 5/27 (19)
   CAM Journals 11/88 (13) 1/11 (9) 0/2 (0) 1/6 (17) 2/19 (11)
  1. * General medical journals with the most pharmads published a significantly higher percentage of major articles concluding that DS were unsafe than the journals with middle or fewest pharmads or the CAM journals (P < 0.005).
  2. The differences in rates of articles concluding that DS were ineffective among the different pharmad groups were not statistically significant.