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Types of Tables.  

Stacy Christiansen and Connie Manno

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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A table displays information arranged in columns and rows (see 4.1.4, Table Components and Table 4.1-1) and is used most commonly to present numerical data. Each table should have an object identifier (eg, Table) and a title, be numbered consecutively as referred to in the text, and be positioned as closely as possible to its first mention in the text. Formal tables usually are framed by horizontal rules, boxes, or white space. Some journals add background shading....