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Table 4 Industry ties (disclosed and not disclosed) by opinion on the use of systematic reviews for policymaking

From: Conflicts of interest and critiques of the use of systematic reviews in policymaking: an analysis of opinion articles

Industry ties Supportive articles Critical articles
(n= 34) (n= 25)
% n % n
Industry ties disclosed in the article 6 2 40 10
Articles with industry ties not disclosed in the paper, but found on a 3-year retrospective search of previously disclosed industry ties in other articles 29 10 40 10
Total articles with industry ties (disclosed in the paper and those found on a 3-year retrospective search) 35 12 80 20