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Table 1 Distribution of medical specialties for the 22453 eligible meta-analyses in our sample

From: Characteristics of meta-analyses and their component studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis

Medical Specialty Frequency
Cancer 905 (4%)
Cardiovascular 1693 (8%)
Central nervous system/musculoskeletal 1965 (9%)
Digestive/endocrine, nutritional and metabolic 2704 (12%)
Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth 4656 (21%)
Infectious diseases 965 (4%)
Mental health and behavioural conditions 2918 (13%)
Pathological conditions, symptoms and signs 701 (3%)
Respiratory diseases 3021 (13%)
Urogenital 1289 (6%)
Other1 1637 (7%)
Total 22453  
  1. 1 Other: Blood and immune system, Ear and nose, Eye, General health, Genetic disorders, Injuries, accidents and wounds, Mouth and dental, Skin