Table 7

Overall redundancy (n=495)

Redundancy scoreDefinitionn% (95 CI)
Any level of redundancyAt least one or more sections with redundancy of 1 to 2 sentences; or level 2 redundancy in the methods section5411% (8 to 15)
Some redundancy
(level 1)
One or more sections with redundancy of 1 to 2 sentences; or level 2 redundancy in the methods section214% (3 to 7)
Moderate redundancy
(level 2)
One or more sections with redundancy of 3 to 6 sentences; or level 3 redundancy in the methods section224% (3 to 7)
Extensive redundancy
(level 3)
One or more sections with redundancy of 4 or more linked sentences, or redundancy of more than 6 sentences112% (1 to 4)