Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?


Abbreviating Number 

Numbers and Percentages

Stephen J. Lurie

and Margaret A. Winker

The word number may be abbreviated No. in the body of tables and line art or in the text when used as a specific designator. Do not use the number sign (#) in place of the abbreviation. The word number should always be spelled out when it is used as a proper noun (eg, “Social Security number”). When referring to numbers of individuals in a study in tables, figures, and within parentheses the abbreviation N is used when referring to the entire sample; n refers to a subsample. (See also , Study Design and Statistics, Glossary of Statistical Terms.)Patients were

AMA Manual of Style requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .