Table 1

A summary of numbers of excluded and included publications.

Designs

Total identified

Excluded

Included (of which UK)

Total matrix counts


Systematic Reviews

538

402

136

(20 incl. 1 HTA)

150


RCTs

461

200

261

(8)

322


Other Primary research

611

292

319

(28)

396


Totals

1610

894

716

(56)

868


Papers focusing on more than one risk group achieved multiple counts. Inclusions and coding were based on stringent criteria.

Anstee et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:381   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-381

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