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Table 1 Key words for searching articles for the review

From: Social determinants of common metabolic risk factors (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high body mass index and high waist-hip ratio) of major non-communicable diseases in South Asia region: a systematic review protocol

Key words Other variations of key words
NCDs metabolic risk factors plus proximal determinants plus distal determinants plus geographic location NCDs metabolic risk factors High blood pressure, hypertension, high blood glucose, hyperglycemia, diabetes, high BMI, obesity, overweight, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio
Proximal determinants Determinants, risk, diet, salt intake, tobacco, smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, lifestyle
Distal determinants Social determinants, education, income, gender, race, caste, ethnicity, socio-economic status, wealth index, income
South Asia Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan