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Table 3 The Bayesian information criterion (BIC) in the joinpoint regression. The asterisk represents the best model with the smallest BIC in each research discipline

From: Temporal trend of research related to gun violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: a bibliometric analysis

Model # of Joinpoints Clinical sciences Life sciences Social behavior sciences Combined
#1 0 Joinpoint 1.60 1.84 2.26 2.54
#2 1 Joinpoint 1.45 1.71 2.21 2.52
#3 2 Joinpoints 0.53 0.86* 1.32 1.43
#4 3 Joinpoints 0.17* 0.98 0.79* 1.23
#5 4 Joinpoints 0.24 1.08 0.91 1.19*