Table 27bOverall grade of the quality of evidence in hypertension studies addressing intermediate outcomes

1Protection against risk of bias (relates to study design, study quality, and reporting bias*High
*Mean Jadad score0.33
2Number of studies6
3Did the studies have important inconsistency?Yes
4Were the studies sparse?No
5Overall grade of evidenceModerate
*

The Jadad scoring method, and rules for converting the numerical score to a rating for protection against risk of bias are described in the Quality Assessment subsection of Chapter 2, Methods.

The rules for assessing the quantity and consistency of a body of evidence, and combining that with the mean Jadad score to produce the overall grade are described in the Grading of the Evidence subsection of Chapter 2.

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