Table 6.1study inclusion, exclusion and design

PapersCommentsStudy
N=34 evaluated for inclusion
N= 15 excludedReasons for exclusion are reported in Appendix G.
N= 1 identified in update searchesOne study was not presented in the results section as it would not substantially add to the evidence.Vreeswijk 2009
N= 20 reports of 18 studies were includedStudy designs
19 reports of 17 studies cross-sectional design.
Andrew 2009; Ely 2001; Ely 2001b; Fabbri 2001; Gonzalez 2004; Hestermann 2009; Laurila 2002; Laurila 2003; Laurila 2004; Lin 2004; Monette 2001; Ni Chonchubhair 1995; O'Keeffe 2005; Pompei 1995; Radtke 2008; Rockwood 1994; Rolfson 1999b; Yates 2009; Zou 1998.
1 case-controlCole 2003

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