Table 1

Distribution of medical specialties for the 22453 eligible meta-analyses in our sample

Medical Specialty

Frequency


Cancer

905

(4%)

Cardiovascular

1693

(8%)

Central nervous system/musculoskeletal

1965

(9%)

Digestive/endocrine, nutritional and metabolic

2704

(12%)

Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth

4656

(21%)

Infectious diseases

965

(4%)

Mental health and behavioural conditions

2918

(13%)

Pathological conditions, symptoms and signs

701

(3%)

Respiratory diseases

3021

(13%)

Urogenital

1289

(6%)

Other1

1637

(7%)


Total

22453


1 Other: Blood and immune system, Ear and nose, Eye, General health, Genetic disorders, Injuries, accidents and wounds, Mouth and dental, Skin

Davey et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011 11:160   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-160

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