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Table 4 Sensitivity of selected subject headings against validation set

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

Database Subject heading No. in seta No. retrieved Sensitivity (95% CI)
MEDLINE Social determinants of Health/ 1 0 -
Health Status Disparities/ 87 16 0.18 (0.10, 0.28)
Embase "social determinants of health"/ 5 0 -
health disparity/ 77 10 0.13 (0.06, 0.23)
  1. CI binomial confidence interval
  2. apublished, at the earliest, in the year following the subject heading introduction
  3. Full strategies including line numbers are found in the appendix.