Reporting of socio-demographic variables in randomized trials

The objective of this study was to identify the frequency of reporting of sociodemographic variables in RCTs published in 5 high-impact health journals. During the study time frame, 2351 RCTs were published in the selected journals; 237 articles were randomly selected for review. The results of this cross-sectional study show that sociodemographic characteristics of study populations are minimally reported in RCTs published in high-impact journals.



Authors: Orkin AM, Nicoll G, Persaud N, Pinto AD

Year: 2021