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Table 3 Characteristics of abstracts that went on to publication.

From: Frequency and factors influencing publication of abstracts presented at three major nephrology meetings

Characteristic NKF (n = 29) ASN (n = 54) ERA-EDTA (n = 44) Published, n (%) (n = 127)
Country Origin     
American center 27 20 4 50 (39)
Non-American center 2 34 40 77 (61)
Collaborative Study     
Yes 1 8 6 15 (12)
No 28 46 38 112 (88)
Research Type     
Basic Science 3 25 3 31 (24)
Clinical 26 29 41 96 (76)
Methodology     
Randomized Control Trial 1 4 6 11 (9)
Cohort Study 19 18 17 54 (42)
Case Control Study 0 0 4 4 (3)
Case Series/Case Study 1 1 1 3 (2)
Cross Sectional 4 7 5 16 (13)
Other 4 24 11 39 (31)
Industry Sponsorship     
Yes 8 12 3 23 (18)
No 21 42 41 104 (82)
Positive Primary Outcome     
Yes 18 45 41 104 (82)
No 6 4 2 12 (9)
Not Specified/Not Applicable 5 5 1 11 (9)
Multi-centered Study     
Yes 11 30 14 55 (43)
No 18 24 30 72 (57)
Time to Publication, in months 13.0 10.0 12.5 12.0 (6-22)
Median (IQR) (7-21) (5-20) (8-22.5)