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Table 1 Medline MeSH and key word search strategy (Same strategies used for Embase, Cinahl, Psychinfo)

From: Diabetes in pregnancy among indigenous women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: a method for systematic review of studies with different designs

1. pregnan*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
2. exp Pregnancy/or exp Pregnancy Outcome/
3. antenatal.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
4. exp Prenatal Care/or exp Prenatal Diagnosis/
5. prenatal.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
6. exp Prenatal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena/or exp Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/
7. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6
8. neonatal.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
9. newborn*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
10. exp Infant, Newborn/ab, an, cl, co, di, et, gd, me, mi, mo, pa, pd, ph [Abnormalities, Analysis, Classification, Complications, Diagnosis, Etiology, Growth & Development, Metabolism, Microbiology, Mortality, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology]
11. infan*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
12. exp Infant/
13. fetus.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
14. exp Fetus/
15. exp Fetal Development/
16. foetus.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
17. exp Fetus/
18. foetal*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
19. 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18
20. 7 or 19
21. diabet*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
22. exp Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/or exp Diabetes Complications/or exp Diabetes Mellitus/
23. 21 or 22
24. hyperglyc?mi*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
25. exp Hyperglycemia/
26. glucose intoleran*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
27. exp Glucose Intolerance/or exp Glucose Tolerance Test/
28. obes*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
29. exp Obesity/
30. 24 or 25 or 26 or 27 or 28 or 29
31. 23 or 30
32. gestational diabet*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
33. exp Diabetes, Gestational/
34. 32 or 33
35. aborigin*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
36. exp Indians, North American/or exp Oceanic Ancestry Group/
37. indigen*.mp. [mp = title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word, unique identifier]
38. exp Health Services, Indigenous/
39. 35 or 36 or 37 or 38
40. 20 and 31
41. 34 or 40
42. 39 and 41
43. 31 and 39
44. 20 and 39
45. native*.mp. or exp American Native Continental Ancestry Group/
46. (45 and 41) not 39