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Table 1 Quality assessment of the included websites (n = 36)

From: Quality and readability of web-based Arabic health information on COVID-19: an infodemiological study

Criteria Frequency Percent
HONcode
 Certified 1 2.8
 Not certified 35 97.2
DISCERN
 High (≥ 65) 0 0.0
 Moderate (33–64) 13 36.1
 Low (16–32) 23 63.9
JAMA Benchmarks
 No item met 2 5.6
 One item met 8 22.2
 Two Items met 15 41.7
 Three items met 7 19.4
 Four items met 4 11.1
Authorship - JAMA
 0 (Not met) 20 55.6
 1 (Met) 16 44.4
Attribution - JAMA
 0 (Not met) 23 63.9
 1 (Met) 13 36.1
Disclosure - JAMA
 0 (Not met) 12 33.3
 1 (Met) 24 66.7
Currency - JAMA
 0 (Not met) 14 38.9
 1 (Met) 22 61.1