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Table 2 Exclusion criteria applied for eligibility assessment of full-text papers and number of exclusions

From: Tooth loss and oral health-related quality of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Reason for exclusion (eligibility) Number of studies excluded
Incomplete sample information 10
   • Sampling method unclear  
   • Age distribution not stated  
   • Gender distribution not stated  
Insufficient methods (information) 26
   • No clinical examination or validated 'self tooth count' form not used  
   • Measure for satisfaction or OHRQoL not clearly described  
   • Details of replacement not explicit  
OHRQoL outcomes not related to (management of) tooth loss 73
Mistakenly included on the basis of abstract 20
Total 129