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Table 1 Summary of the results of applying the PRISMA statement to the individual meta-analyses

From: The assessment of the quality of reporting of meta-analyses in diagnostic research: a systematic review

PRISMA statement results       
    Yes Partial No
Title 1 Title 221 (93%) 13 (5%) 2 (0%)
Abstract 2 Structured summary 82 (35%) 147 (62%) 7 (3%)
Introduction 3 Rationale 233 (98%) 3 (1%) 0 (0%)
Methods 4 Objectives 143 (60%) 90 (38%) 3 (1%)
  5 Protocol and registration 2 (1%) 35 (15%) 199 (84%)
  6 Eligibility criteria 209 (88%) 27 (11%) 0 (0%)
  7 Information sources 235 (99%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%)
  8 Search 59 (25%) 177 (75%) 0 (0%)
  9 Study selection 134 (57%) 30 (13%) 72 (30%)
  10 Data collection process 149 (63%) 16 (7%) 71 (30%)
  11 Data items 127 (54%) 64 (27%) 45 (19%)
  12 Risk of bias in individual studies 103 (43%) 79 (33%) 54 (23%)
  13 Summary measures 235 (99%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%)
  14 Synthesis of results 234 (99%) 2 (1%) 0 (0%)
  15 Risk of bias across studies 152 (64%) 30 (13%) 54 (23%)
  16 Additional analyses 101 (43%) 12 (5%) 123 (52%)
Results 17 Study selection 112 (47%) 91 (38%) 33 (14%)
  18 Study characteristics 132 (56%) 94 (40%) 10 (4%)
  19 Risk of bias within studies 76 (32%) 84 (36%) 76 (32%)
  20 Results of individual studies 162 (68%) 36 (15%) 39 (16%)
  21 Synthesis of results 235 (99%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%)
  22 Risk of bias across studies 136 (57%) 35 (15%) 65 (27%)
  23 Additional analyses 90 (38%) 24 (10%) 122 (51%)
Discussion 24 Summary of evidence 232 (98%) 4 (2%) 0 (0%)
  25 Limitations 139 (59%) 38 (16%) 59 (25%)
  26 Conclusions 232 (98%) 4 (2%) 0 (0%)
Funding 27 Funding 114 (48%) 0 (0%) 122 (51%)