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Table 3 Sensitivity of finalised strategy against validation set

From: Development and validation of a search filter to identify equity-focused studies: reducing the number needed to screen

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No. in set No. retrieved Sensitivity (95% CI) No. in set No. retrieved Sensitivity (95% CI)
Specific terms 150 126 0.84 (0.77, 0.89) 150 131 0.87 (0.81, 0.92)
Non-specific terms 150 99 0.66 (0.57, 0.74) 150 97 0.65 (0.56, 0.72)
Combined strategya 150 138 0.92 (0.86, 0.96) 150 141 0.94 (0.89, 0.97)
  1. CI binomial confidence interval
  2. aThe specific terms and non-specific terms strategies combined with Boolean ‘OR’