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Table 3 Mean reading grade level of patient education articles

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

Test Academic (range) Non-profit (range) p value
Flesch–Kincaid 11.8 (8–17.3) 13.0 (7.4–19)  
Raygor estimate 12 (7–17) 14 (6–17)  
Coleman–Liau 11.8 (8.5–17.8) 12.8 (8.1–17.8)  
Fry 14 (8–17) 15 (8–17)  
SMOG 13.8 (10.5–18.4) 14.7 (10.0–19.0)  
FORCAST 11.3 (9.9–12.8) 11.6 (9.4–13.4)  
Gunning fog 14.1 (9.7–19.0) 14.8 (9.1–19)  
Mean 12.7 (8.8–17.0) 13.6 (8.6–17.4) p = 0.052