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Table 2 Summary of key findings for obesity policy documents obtained for analysis (n = 86)

From: Does citation matter? Research citation in policy documents as an indicator of research impact – an Australian obesity policy case-study

  Yes No
n (%) n (%)
Document was publicly available 62 (72) 24 (28)
Document contained references 54 (63) 32 (37)
Document contained childhood obesity-related references
(research and other information sources)
45 (52) 41 (48)
Document cited obesity-related research
(peer-reviewed research, non-peer-reviewed research, internal/external statistics)
40 (47) 46 (53)
Document cited peer reviewed obesity research 27 (31) 59 (69)
Document cited non-peer reviewed obesity research 36 (42) 50 (58)
Document cited peer reviewed obesity research AND was publicly available 21 (24) 65 (76)