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Table 5 Characteristics of the qualitative studies

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

  Number of studiesa
Year of publication
 1995–2000 1
 2001–2005 6
 2006–2010 2
 2011–2016 1
Sample size of males includedb
 1–5 3
 6–9 3
 10–14 4
Region of study
 Australia 3
 Europe/UK 4
 US 2
 Middle-East 1
Recruitment
 Hospitals/clinics 3
 Private Practices/GPs 3
 Pregnancy loss support group 2
 Pregnancy loss clinic 1
 Newspapers 1
 Community locations (noticeboards, libraries, centres, pharmacies, shops) 2
 Snowball sampling/word of mouth 5
Time since pregnancy loss
 0–8 weeks 4
 8 weeks-6 months 6
 6 months-1 year 5
 1 year-2 years 3
 2 years–3 years 2
 > 3 years 1
Time of gestation at which loss occurred
 6–12 weeks 3
 13–20 weeks 4
 21 weeks–30 weeks 2
 31 weeks–40 weeks 3
 > 40 weeks 3
  1. a If numbers total more or less than 10 then the characteristics of a study were unknown or were relevant in two groups
  2. b The sample size for studies assessing couples is halved so that the results for men only are displayed