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Table 1 Web-based patient education materials by website and mean reading grade

From: Readability of patient education materials related to radiation safety: What are the implications for patient-centred radiology care?

  Website Number of articles (%) Mean reading grade (range)
Academic Image gently 6 (20.7%) 12.9 (8.8–14.4)
ESR 6 (10.9%) 13.4 (10.9–16.0)
Inside radiology 3 (10.3%) 12.4 (11–14.2)
Mayo Clinic 4 (13.8%) 11.3 (9.6–10.1)
Radiology info 13 (44.8%) 12.9 (10.8–17)
Society for Paediatric Radiology 3 (10.3%) 13.2 (10.8–15.1)
Non-Profit CDC 7 (12.7%) 12.6 (10.2–13.8)
EPA 6 (10.9%) 13.4 (11.4–15)
FDA 12(21.8%) 14.9 (11–17.2)
Health Physics Society 4 (7.2%) 15.4 (14.5–15.9)
International Atomic Energy Agency 6 (10.9%) 13.2 (11.9–15.4)
Medline Plus 3 (5.5%) 10.2 (8.8–12.3)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 (14.5%) 15.4 (13.8–17.4)
Patient info 3 (5.5%) 8.7 (8.6–8.8)
Total   84 (100%) 13.3 (8.6–17.4)
  1. ESR, European Society of Radiology; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EPA, Environmental Protection Agency; FDA, U.S. Food & Drug Administration