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Table 1 Examination of news for its quality to be publicly announced

From: Quality of health news disseminated in the print media in developing countries: a case study in Iran

   The status of research evidence in disseminated news   Number of news items   Number of documents reviewed   Unfit for publication 
     Number (Percent)
1 Referral to the research article, including its particulars 58 29 8 (27.6)
2 Referral to the research article, excluding its particulars 183 31* 7(22.6)
3 No referral to the research study 169 40* 3(7.5)
Total number   410 100 18 (18.8)
  1. *Only nutrition news was examined by nutritionists (explained in detail in the text).