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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews

Study Characteristics (N = 516)   Count (%)
Year of Publication   
  1999–2003 16 (3 %)
  2004–2008 51 (10 %)
  2009–2012 220 (43 %)
  2013 127 (25 %)
  2014 102 (20 %)
Continent   
  North America 275 (53 %)
  Europe (including UK) 196 (38 %)
  Australia and New Zealand 30 (6 %)
  Asia 9 (2 %)
  Central and South America 3 (1 %)
  Africa 1 (0 %)
  Multiple continents 2 (0 %)
Funding Sources   
  Publicly sponsored 330 (64 %)
  Industry-sponsored 11 (2 %)
  Non-sponsored 25 (5 %)
  Funding not reported 150 (29 %)
Duration of review   
  <6 months 23 (5 %)
  6–12 months 11 (2 %)
  >12 months 7 (1 %)
  Not reported 453 (92 %)
Review Size   
  # of studies: mean (min to max) 449: 117.7 (1 to 2600)