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Table 2 MeSH term comparison between clinician reading libraries and a random sample

From: Evaluation of the informatician perspective: determining types of research papers preferred by clinicians

Major MeSH terms read more often by clinicians Frequency: clinician Frequency: random p-value diff Major MeSH terms occurring more often in a random sample Frequency: clinician Frequency: random p-value diff
Pain/drug therapy 0.0186 0.0010 0.0000 0.0176 Polymorphism, Genetic 0.0003 0.0042 0.0000 −0.0038
Hip joint/surgery 0.0154 0.0000 0.0000 0.0154 DNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism 0.0002 0.0037 0.0000 −0.0035
Arthroscopy/methods 0.0130 0.0002 0.0000 0.0129 Models, Chemical 0.0002 0.0035 0.0000 −0.0033
Analgesics/opioids, therapeutic uses 0.0135 0.0007 0.0000 0.0128 Genetic Variation 0.0008 0.0035 0.0012 −0.0027
Meta-analysis as topic 0.0122 0.0000 0.0000 0.0122 Transcription Factors/metabolism 0.0005 0.0032 0.0005 −0.0027
Internet 0.0133 0.0013 0.0000 0.0120 Bacterial Proteins/metabolism 0.0000 0.0027 0.0000 −0.0027
Quality of life 0.0133 0.0032 0.0000 0.0102 Plant Extracts/pharmacology 0.0003 0.0025 0.0012 −0.0022
Physician–patient relationship 0.0116 0.0017 0.0000 0.0099 Enzyme Inhibitors/pharmacology 0.0002 0.0023 0.0006 −0.0022
Review literature as topic 0.0098 0.0002 0.0000 0.0096 DNA/chemistry 0.0000 0.0022 0.0002 −0.0022
Analgesics/opioids, adverse effects 0.0087 0.0000 0.0000 0.0087 Polymorphism, Genetic 0.0003 0.0042 0.0000 −0.0038
Minor MeSH terms read more often by clinicians Frequency: clinician Frequency: random p-value diff Minor MeSH terms occurring more often in a random sample Frequency: clinician Frequency: random p-value diff
Humans 0.8608 0.6027 0.0000 0.2581 Animals 0.0754 0.2328 0.0000 −0.1574
Adult 0.2979 0.1625 0.0000 0.1354 Mice 0.0182 0.0675 0.0000 −0.0493
Female 0.4321 0.3025 0.0000 0.1296 Rats 0.0141 0.0458 0.0000 −0.0317
Male 0.4216 0.2937 0.0000 0.1280 Molecular sequence data 0.0035 0.0312 0.0000 −0.0276
Middle aged 0.2692 0.1490 0.0000 0.1202 Cell line 0.0031 0.0220 0.0000 −0.0189
Aged 0.1868 0.1040 0.0000 0.0828 Amino acid sequence 0.0014 0.0193 0.0000 −0.0179
Treatment outcome 0.0989 0.0515 0.0000 0.0474 Cells, cultured 0.0048 0.0217 0.0000 −0.0168
Adolescent 0.1100 0.0690 0.0000 0.0410 Base sequence 0.0031 0.0185 0.0000 −0.0154
Elderly: 80 and over 0.0722 0.0388 0.0000 0.0333 Cell line, tumor 0.0034 0.0170 0.0000 −0.0136
Prospective studies 0.0548 0.0240 0.0000 0.0308 Kinetics 0.0016 0.0152 0.0000 −0.0136