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Table 3 Characteristics of the quantitative and mixed methods studies

From: The impact of pregnancy loss on men’s health and wellbeing: a systematic review

  Number of studiesa
Year of publication
 1995–2000 11
 2001–2005 3
 2006–2010 4
 2011–2016 1
Sample size of males includedb
 < 30 5
 30–60 6
 60–100 2
 101–300 4
 301–400 2
Region of study
 Australia 3
 Europe/United Kingdom 6
 Canada/United States 6
 Asia 2
Recruitment
 Hospitals/clinics 11
 Private Practices/General Practitioners 2
 Education classes 1
 Pregnancy loss support group 1
 Pregnancy loss clinic 2
 Other 4
Time since pregnancy loss
 0–8 weeks 6
 8 weeks-6 months 6
 6 months-1 year 4
 1 year-2 years 5
 2 years + 3
Time of gestation at which loss occurred
 5–12 weeks 5
 13–20 weeks 6
 21 weeks–30 weeks 3
 31 weeks–40 weeks 1
 > 40 weeks 1
  1. a If numbers total more or less than 18 then the characteristics of a study were unknown or were relevant in more than one category
  2. b The sample size for studies assessing couples is halved so that the results for men only are displayed