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Table 2 Summary of included studies by region, time period and quality scores

From: Eating soup with nails of pig: thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature on cultural practices and beliefs influencing perinatal nutrition in low and middle income countries

Region (N) Time frame (N) CASPa Scores COREQb scores
Africa 29 1990–1999 2 7 6–8
2000–2009 6 7–10 8–10
>2010 21 6–10 4–11
South Asia 18 2000–2009 10 7–9 6–9
>2010 8 8–10 7–11
Asia (other) 18 2000–2009 7 7–10 5–11
>2010 11 8–10 5–11
Latin America 4 2000–2009 2 8–10 8–9
>2010 2 8–10 6–8
Middle East 2 1990–1999 1 8 7
>2010 1 8 11
  1. aCASP Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, scored out of 10
  2. bCOREQ consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research, scored out of 12