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Table 1 Categorisation of websites based on affiliation, specialisation, content type and content presentation

From: Web-based information on the treatment of the mouth in systemic sclerosis

Category Criteria Number of websites (%)
Affiliation Commercial 25 (43.9)
Non-profit organisation 23 (40.4)
Governmental 5 (8.8)
University/medical centre 4 (7.0)
Specialisation Exclusively related 16 (28.1)
Partly related 41 (71.9)
Content type Medical facts 47 (82.5)
Clinical trials 10 (17.5)
Human interest stories 6 (10.5)
Question and answer 5 (8.8)
Content presentation Image 17 (29.8)
Video 0 (0)
Audio 1 (1.8)