from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not significant.
- adj. Having, producing, or being a value obtained from a statistical test that lies within the limits for being of random occurrence.
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- adj. Lacking statistical significance
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- adj. attributable to chance
In November, Merck presented full results of the halted Tracer study, showing that vorapaxar was associated with a nonsignificant reduction in risk of heart attacks and related events versus a comparison group.
Reporting and interpretation of randomized controlled trials with statistically nonsignificant results for primary outcomes.
Similar, but nonsignificant, associations were found with milk sIgE levels of 5 or more kUA/L.
Although some studies reported positive associations for consumption of saturated fat, nonsignificant associations at or near the null value no association or inverse associations have been observed in numerous cohort studies and case-control studies.
Increases in married women's absolute income generally have nonsignificant effects for married men.
The results seemed to suggest that higher intake of carbohydrates was linked to a significant decrease in mortality whereas higher protein intake was correlated to a nonsignificant increase in mortality.
At the end of the ten years, the subjects on the intensive-glucose-control arm demonstrated a reduced risk of microvascular complications, a nonsignificant reduction in incidence of heart attack and no improvement in all-cause mortality.
While people carrying the gene associated with higher Alzheimer's risk showed a statistically nonsignificant benefit from the drug, those without a genetic predisposition showed significant improvement on cognitive tests and less loss of brain volume.
This means that each of the 90 authors reporting at least one RNG study would have had to conduct an additional 29 nonsignificant studies, and failed to report any of them.22 In a quality analysis, higher quality studies did not result in significantly lowered effects.
But it would take 428,000 studies averaging an overall null effect to bring this overall z score down to a nonsignificant level.