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Volume 8: No. 6, November 2011

Lifestyle Interventions for Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Among Women of Reproductive Age

The figure shows the number of studies retrieved, excluded from, and included in the systematic review. Excluded studies are categorized by reason for exclusion. Of the 555 studies retrieved, 21 (4%) were included. The number of studies excluded was 534 (96%); of these, 45 (8%) were excluded because the study was not a randomized controlled trial; 73 (14%) were not a target outcome; 260 (49%) did not predominantly include women of reproductive age; and 156 (29%) did not analyze of women of reproductive age.

Figure. Selection of individual studies examining the effects of lifestyle interventions on hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease illness and death among adult women of reproductive age. Abbreviations: RCT, randomized controlled trial; WRA, women of reproductive age.

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