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Methods for conducting systematic reviews of risk factors in low- and middle-income countries

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:32

Received: 1 October 2015

Accepted: 10 March 2016

Published: 15 March 2016

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Original Submission
1 Oct 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pentti Nieminen
19 Nov 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth Turley
4 Jan 2016 Author responded Author comments - Yulia Shenderovich
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Jan 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
15 Mar 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0134-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Postgraduate Programme in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK