UNITS OF MEASURE ABBREVIATIONS

 

The following abbreviations and symbols may be used in JNEB without expansion (eg, meter [m]) when they appear with a numerical quantity (see AMA 10th edition, 14.12 Units of Measure for more details):

 

calorie cal

Celsius C (Use closed up with degree symbol: 40C)

centimeter cm

day d *

deciliter dL

equivalent Eq

Fahrenheit F (Use closed up with degree symbol: 40F)

foot ft (Convert to m)

gram g

hour h *

inch in

international unit IU

joule J

kilocalorie kcal

kilogram kg

liter L

meter m

microgram mg

microliter mL

micrometer mm

micromolar mM

micromole mmol

miles per hour mph

milliequivalent mEq

milligram mg

milliliter mL

millimeter mm

millimeters of mercury mm Hg

millimolar mM

millimole mmol

milliosmole mOsm

minute min *

molar M

month mo *

nanogram ng

nanometer nm

nanomolar nM

nanomole nmol

ounce oz

parts per million ppm

pound lb (Convert to mg, kg, or g)

quart qt

second s *

square centimeter cm2

square foot sq ft

square inch sq in

square meter m2

square millimeter mm2

unit U

volume vol

week wk *

weight wt

weight per volume wt/vol

weight per weight wt/wt

yard yd

year y *

 

 

* Use the abbreviation only in a construction with a slash (e.g. kcal/d) or in tables and figures.

 

 

Abbreviations that may be used without expansion in virgule construction (eg, kcal/d) and in tables and line art; expanded if used within narrative text (see AMA 10th ed, pg 519-525 for more details):

 

day d

gram g

hour h

kilocalorie kcal

kilogram kg

meter m

minute min

month mo

milligram mg

second s

United States US

United Kingdom UK

week wk

year y

 

 

STATISTICAL WORDS, SYMBOLS, AND ABBREVIATIONS

 

May be used without expansion:

 

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ANOVA

ANCOVA

α

β

Cronbach α (Style is no leading zero)

chi-square, or χ2

H0

H1

MANOVA

N

n

P

r

SD

SE

SEM

t test

 

Preferred usage with expansion:

 

CI, confidence interval

CV, coefficient of variation

DF, degrees of freedom

κ, kappa statistic

OR, odds ratio

R2, multivariate coefficient

RR, relative risk