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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