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Table 3 Characteristics and quality assessment of included studies

From: The prevalence of women’s emotional and physical health problems following a postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review

Reference Country OECD country (at the time research was conducted) Year of study Study design ICD-10 (2010) or similar definition of PPH used Timing/severity/amount of PPH used in definition Number and description of participants included Data collection Data reported and timing (HP, <1, ≥1 < 3, ≥3 < 6, ≥6 < 12, =12 months) Quality assessment
Chauleur et al. (2008) [25] France Yes 1999–2004 P, C Similar Timing and severity not amount of bleeding n = 32,463, Primigravida women (women in their first intended pregnancy) D, MR HP at <1, ≥1 < 3 Strong
Thompson et al. (2011) [27] Australia and New Zealand Yes 2006–07 P, C Similar n = 206, Primiparous and Multiparous women who returned the 1st survey MR, Q HP at ≥1 < 3, ≥3 < 6 Strong
Bateman et al. (2010) [28] United States Yes 1995–2004 R, C ICD-9 n = 25,654, Primiparous and Multiparous women who had a PPH MR (national data) HP at <1 Moderate
Liu et al. (2002) [30] Canada Yes 1989–99 R, C ICD-9 n = 2,652,726, Primiparous and Multiparous women who gave birth during a 11 year period MR (national data) HP at ≥1 < 3 Strong
Naz et al. (2008) [31] Pakistan No 2006 P, C Not stated Severity of bleeding but not amount or timing n = 705, Primiparous and Multiparous women who had a Primary PPH MR HP at <1 Moderate
Hoveyda and MacKenzie (2001) [36] England Yes 1996–98 R Similar Severity and timing of bleeding but not amount n = 19,136, Primiparous and Multiparous women with Primary PPH, and those with Secondary PPH MR HP at <1 Strong
  1. Explanation: P prospective, C cohort, R retrospective, MR medical records, Q questionnaire, D diary, HP health problems