Table 5

Overall plagiarism (n=495)

Plagiarism scoreDefinitionn% (95% CI)
Any level of plagiarismAt least one or more sections with plagiarism of 1 to 2 sentences; or level 2 plagiarism in the methods section31363% (58 to 68)
Some plagiarism
(level 1)
One or more sections with plagiarism of 1 to 2 sentences; or level 2 plagiarism in the methods section13427% (23 to 32)
Moderate plagiarism (level 2)One or more sections with plagiarism of 3 to 6 sentences; or level 3 plagiarism in the methods section9619% (16 to 23)
Extensive plagiarism (level 3)One or more sections with plagiarism of 4 or more linked sentences, or plagiarism of more than 6 separate sentences8317% (13 to 21)