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Table 3 Readability of the included web pages (n = 185)

From: Readability of web-based sources about induced abortion: a cross-sectional study

Readability measure Affiliation Mean (SD) Range
Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Charity/private organization1,2 10.5 (2.3) 5–15
Health care2 9.1 (2.0) 4–14
News/magazine1 11.2 (2.4) 8–16
Independent information website2 10.6 (2.2) 7–16
Scientific1 12.7 (1.8) 9–16
Other 11.1 (2.0) 7–15
All affiliations (complete sample) 10.7 (2.4) 4–16
Gunning Fog Index Charity/private organization 13.0 (2.7) 5–18
Health care2 11.9 (2.2) 6–16
News/magazine 13.3 (2.3) 10–18
Independent information website2 13.2 (2.9) 9–20
Scientific1 15.0 (2.4) 10–18
Other 13.1 (2.7) 9–20
All affiliations (complete sample) 13.1 (2.7) 5–20
Coleman-Liau Index Charity/private organization1,2 11.6 (2.0) 6–14
Health care2 10.6 (1.9) 7–16
News/magazine2 11.6 (2.0) 7–15
Independent information website2 12.1 (2.3) 8–16
Scientific1 14.4 (1.9) 11–18
Other 12.5 (2.1) 8–19
All affiliations (complete sample) 11.9 (2.3) 6–19
Simple Measure of Gobbledygook Charity/private organization1 13.3 (1.8) 9–17
Health care2 12.2 (1.5) 9–16
News/magazine1 13.7 (1.8) 11–18
Independent information website 12.9 (1.6) 11–17
Scientific1 14.3 (1.8) 11–17
Other 13.2 (1.8) 10–17
All affiliations (complete sample) 13.2 (1.8) 9–18
Flesch Reading Ease Charity/private organization1,2 46.3 (10.8) 30–78
Health care2 53.5 (12.3) 22–77
News/magazine2 47.0 (11.8) 23–69
Independent information website1,2 42.0 (15.5) 12–68
Scientific1 30.9 (8.7) 15–51
Other 39.0 (12.7) 10–64
All affiliations (complete sample) 44.4 (13.5) 10–78
  1. 1P < .05 compared with web pages affiliated with health care (Dunn’s test); 2P < .05 compared with web pages affiliated with scientific sources (Dunn’s test)